Cork Industrial Exhibition, 1883. Report of Executive Committee, awards of Jurors, and Statement of Accounts.

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Cork: Purcell and Company, Publishers, Patrick Street, 1886. Crown octavo. pp. [6], [1] 2-446, [8]. Green cloth with elaborate Celtic design in gilt on upper cover, title in gilt on spine. Some inoffensive spotting and minor wear to extremities. A very good copy. Very rare.

COPAC locates only 2 copies.
“Before our paper reaches the hands of our readers, this Exhibition will have been opened in due form by the Lord-Lieutenant, and the good citizens of the “beautiful city,” as it is called par excellence, with many a stranger from the surrounding districts will be crowding its hills; upwards of 4,000 season tickets having been sold within four days ... The Exhibition Building, filled with the various objects of art and industry, now presents a brilliant coup d’oeil. The splendid arch of the dome, with its moulded cornice, adorned with shields and banners, supported on retiring columns backed with crimson drapery, overshadows a lengthened perspective of beautiful statuary, gems of art, gushing fountains, and gorgeous fabrics, whose converging lines from floor, wall, and ceiling meet and concentrate on a magnificent organ.
At the rear of the Exhibition Buildings, and adjoining the southern street, are the Banquet-hall, the reception-room, &c. The Banquet-hall, which is capable of entertaining five hundred persons, is 90 feet by 70 feet, and 40 feet high, beautifully decorated, and having nine splendid glass lustres to be lighted with gas ... Cork is like a bee-hive-full of life, expectation, energy, bustle, and business; a great impetus has been given to trade; human industry is awake and active.” [‘Illustrated London News’] Includes a 15 page list of subscribers. The President was the Right Honorable The Earl of Bandon; Chairman D. J. Galvin, Mayor of Cork; Vice Chairman Sir George St. John Colthurst, William Shaw and Timothy Mahony.

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