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Exhibition - Launceston 1891. - Official Record of the Tasmanian International Exhibition - held at Launceston, 1891-92.

Printed at the Launceston Examiner Office 1893. Octavo publisher's decorated cloth (a bit marked); viii,137pp, frontispiece. Quite a good copy with John Chapman's bookplate. ¶ I confess I knew nothing of Tasmania's first international exhibition until recently, which says more about my willful blindness and the scarcity of the official catalogue and record than the exhibition itself. It was pretty big, with exhibitors from Britain, a few European countries and North America, and something close to twice the population of Tasmania visited. This was one of Jules Joubert's successes. Joubert, who continually careered between triumph and disgrace, cut his exhibition teeth with the Sydney agricultural shows and moved on to international exhibitions in the mid seventies. After disgrace with the 1879 Sydney exhibition he became a travelling gun for hire, organising exhibitions in Perth, Calcutta, Melbourne, New Zealand and Tasmania - this one and the 1894 Hobart exhibition. This includes a list of the award winners.
AUD 900.00 [Appr.: EURO 564.25 US$ 629.08 | £UK 469.5 | JP¥ 72479] Book number 10857

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