WCE Books—Selection of Several Large Format “Wonders of the World’s Fair”
This lot includes EIGHT different 24-32-page very large (11x14 inches) publications with nearly full-page photos and lengthy captions. The photos are great, in excellent condition, but almost all of the front and back covers (on slightly heavier paper) are detached. One could easily staple & tape do an acceptable job rebinding, but they need to be stored flat and not mixed up or you’ll end up with covers that you can’t match to the correct insides!
Conkey was the official publisher for fair books and consequently many of the periodicals such as this and a slew of other publications carry the Conkey name. One thing that is certain when Conkey was the publisher is that the quality of photography was excellent; but then virtually all of the 100s of publications from the fair had amazingly high-quality photographs (some of which were the same and from the same photographer, apparently licensed to a variety of different publications).