Cork Industrial Exhibition, 1883. Report of Executive Committee, Awards of Jurors, and Statement of Accounts. Cork: Purcell & Co., 1886. Pp 464, . Publisher's green cloth boards, elaborate Celtic style ornamentation in gilt to upper cover, gilt lettering to spine. Light fading to lower cover, ownership name in ink to title-page, otherwise a very well preserved copy. Scarce.
In 1883 Cork city held its second industrial exhibition, having held its first in 1852 just one year after the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace in London. It attracted over 10,000 people. Amongst the main exhibitions was a popular arts hall, which was seen as a reflection of the same prosperity and optimism which was moving towards providing Cork with a full-time art college and gallery.