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Mark Twain

Published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. First Edition. RARE. Salesman's Sample of the First Edition, First Printing, likely First State. Also referred to as a "Salesman's Dummy". Missing fronticepiece and ffep. Contains several First Printing points: "Decided" instead of Decides on pg 9, "Him and another Man" incorrectly listed as pg 88, and 1884 on the copyright page and 1885 on the title page. Other points can't be confirmed since it contains a sampling of the book (100+ pages of text and accompanying illustrations), rather than the entire text. The two samples of the alternate deluxe binding available to customers are attached to the front endpage. The green cloth boards have significant soiling, rubbing, and scuffing; the edges, corners, ends of spine and outside joints are also significantly rubbed. Binding remains tight and square. About 1/3 of page 290 is torn off. Pencil notations, soiling and scribbling by a young child on the subscription pages. Soiling to endpages. Age discoloration to text block. Moderate foxing throughout. At the back of the book, a two page advertisement for the sale of the book is followed by 8 pages of wide ruled paper, where 12 subscribers listed their name, residence and type of binding they desired. The subscribers were from Wells River and Woodsville, New Hampshire. Customers had 3 choices: 1) Fine cloth binding (green or blue), plain edges, $2.75, 2) Leather Library Style, sprinkled edges, $3.25, and 3) Half Morocco, marbled edges, $4.25. This salesman's sample book features the gold stamped publisher's green cloth binding, the table of contents, a list of illustrations and enough text to get a feel for the novel. Emphasis was placed on the physical qualities of the book and nearly all of the sample pages are illustrated. Pictures available upon request. A fascinating and rare historical collectible!. Bookseller Inventory # 10108

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Item Description: 1938. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. We're hereby presenting an extraordinary Wright & McGill Denver, Co 'Genuine' Eagle Claw Hooks (They Hook and Hold) salesman's sample fishing tackle (15) ppg; 14 3/4" x 10 1/2" binder folio ca. 1938 housing (478) steel 'sample' hooks in artistically arranged patterns! Further presented in never~seen~before 'pristine' as~new condition custom ensconced in faux navy leatherette embossed boards with striking russet orange letter art deco era graphics stating 'The Mark of The World's Best Tackle'~ The (29) ring spiral~bound contents include, 'presentation' laminated ppg featuring navy blue Rockies mountain peak graphics @ base together with a flying eagle whose talons are clutching a brook trout image! Thus an incredible 'angling' find for the classic fisherman's library! Alternatively, the (15) plates would look amazing archivally framed individually for the sportsman's study! Cheers then!. Bookseller Inventory # Tcc#265

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Item Description: Massachusetts Engineering Co., 1930-1940, [North Quincy, MA, 1930. Book Condition: Near Fine. Six vols. Oblong 4to First one (12 .25 x 9) 40 black & white photos linen-backed, attached with linen hinges to 3-ring binder at gutter margin, images are all uniform 7.5 x 10 in. in size, 6 tipped-in at end on 2 leaves 3.5 x 5.75 in., most w/ Commercial Photographer stamps on versos. Original 3-ring post-binder, limp black simulated calf, rounded corners, yapp edges, NF copy; remaining 5 vols. are oblong folio (14.25 x 9.75 in.), each vol. w/ 34 leaves of black thick paper, w/total of 495 black & white photos tipped-in, most sized 3.5 x 5 in., mounted w/ black corners, many leaves w/ pencil annotations in margins, contained in black & green cloth wire comb bindings, rounded corners, yapp edges, faint vol. nos. on front covers, manufactured by S.W. Dow, Inc., Boston, MA, collection in NF condition, w/ typed table of contents leaf tipped-in to Vol. I on Massachusetts Engineering Co., Inc. letterhead. An amazing factory photo album archive for the Massachusetts Engineering Company in North Quincy, Massachusetts, offering an incomparable historical visual record of steel tank, oil tank, and industrial manufacturing in the United States. Harry J. Murphy (b. 1889) was a civil engineer, who founded the Massachusetts Engineering company in 1925, to meet the increasing demand for steel tanks for oil, water, and other industrial processes during the Jazz Age. Their advertising jingle stated that they were Manufacturers of steel tanks for every industrial purpose, and they delivered. They were one of the most successful manufacturing companies during the Great Depression, and managed to gain market share, and rapidly expand their customer base until World War II, and continued in business until at least 1967. The remarkable salesman sample photo album shows products such as Cone Bottom tanks for Gross Machinery Co., Concrete hoppers with flexible chute sections, oil fuel bunker tanks for naval vessels as they switched over from coal, and they even produced steam jacketed chocolate storage tanks with agitators for the famed chocolatiers, Walter Baker & Co. The also produced other large steel structures such as dust arrestors for the Eastman Gelatine Corporation, one of the most important subsidiaries of Kodak, Deerfield Glassine Co. renowned for being the earliest producer of Glassine paper in the United States, Oil tanks for the Fuel & Range oil at the Framingham & Natich Ice Manufacturing Co., and many others. Some of their largest tanks included water pumping tanks at the Chestnut Hill Pumping Station, Beacon Hill Pumping Station for the Massachusetts District Commission in the late 1920s and 1930s. The factory archive photo albums offer an amazing array of products, factory photographs, equipment used by the company, and their major onsite projects. The collection opens with tanks being delivered to the Short Line Railroad for the Mount Washington Observatory in 1932 when the large meteorological scientific station was constructed. Several tanks for fuel oil, and water, were built by Massachusetts Engineering Company. The first album also shows the construction of hoppers and bins, trucks for varnish vats, special rolling racks, heating coils, and much more. Many of the photos show the special heavy commercial trucks that were part of the Massachusetts Engineering Fleet, the heavy equipment loading cranes, welders, yard workers, riveters, the shop floor, and more. The second album includes photos of the Company building steel ship sections, and other large steel fabrications. The other albums include photos of tanks so large they could barely squeeze out from inside the mammoth assembly plant, panoramic views of the plant with late 1930s and one 1940 automobile in the foreground, the tremendous variety of fuel oil tanks, and much more. Bookseller Inventory # 48140

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Published by Gebrüder Klingenberg, lithographers ca 1906, Detmold (1906)

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Item Description: Gebrüder Klingenberg, lithographers ca 1906, Detmold, 1906. Group of sample Cuban cigar labels, 8 booklets in all with 68 various embossed labels, including labels, cigar bands, and sample wood grains for the interior of the cigar boxes.Cigar brands include Electa Superiores, Aguila de Cuba, Flor de Region, Isla de Oro, Baronet Imperiales, La Rosa Havanesa, Superfinos, Ordina Fina, and Tradition Superiores. Klingenberg was at the time the largest employer in Detmold and by the end of the 19th century was world-renown for its fine graphic design and color lithography. In the last two decades of the 19th century Klingenberg was best known for their work for the cigar industry, not only in Germany and on the continent, but also in the United States, Canada and Cuba. Contained in a large mailing envelope from Leipzig addressed to The California Wine Association, San Francisco. It is plausible that in the early years of the 20th century the firm was attempting to reach out into other sectors, notably the wine label business. Bookseller Inventory # 33949

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FASHION -- MEN'S SUITS].

Published by Dixie Tailoring Co. [Chicago Tailoring Company], 229 S. Market Street (S. Wacker Dr.),, Chicago (1907)

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Item Description: Dixie Tailoring Co. [Chicago Tailoring Company], 229 S. Market Street (S. Wacker Dr.),, Chicago, 1907. Thick oblong folio (16.5 x 14 x 2.75 in.). 33 leaves printed on thick card stock, each mounted on linen hinge. Numerous illustrations throughout in black & white, some diagrams, charts, and graphs, half-tone fashion plates illustrating styles of the period, 2 of them illustrating vests, backs, verso of almost all pages with 345 mounted textile samples in wool, wool-rayon blends, some felt backed, silk, moleskin, corduroy, cashmere, and more -- all samples clearly marked with prices, and availability (occasional wear, rubbing). Original red textured cloth, gilt lettering and embossing of Company logo on front cover, illustrated endpapers with the different suit models on front pastedown, fabric samples on rear endpapers (some wear, rubbing, minor tidemark to lower fore-edge of a few leaves, some soot soiling), still a VG- copy with all samples complete. First edition of this scarce salesman sample fashion catalogue for men's suits at the height of the Edwardian era during Theodore Roosevelt's presidency. The Dixie Tailoring Company was a small subsidiary of the Chicago Tailoring Company -- one of several large tailoring firms operating in Chicago during the early 20th century, and they maintained a joint tailoring factory on S. Market Street in Chicago (later S. Wacker Drive). The Dixie operation was much smaller compared to the larger parent company and appears to have been geared more towards producing uniforms for police, firemen, railroad men, and many other professions at the time. The catalogues were very expensive to produce and so were most often found in department stores, mercantiles, men's clubs, and men's stores which would have these catalogues on the sales floor, or on display for two years, or more. This catalogue offers invaluable illustrated historical reference for the colours, styles, and fabrics during the Progressive Era before World War I. Most of the fashion plates illustrate the available styles with elegantly dressed men wearing the English Walking Frock, Double Breasted Prince Albert, Norfolk Jacket and outfit for playing golf & hunting; two, three, and four button single & double breasted suits, and much more. This sample catalogue is of special interest as it is entirely complete with no fabric swatches removed by order of the Tailoring Company because of material being out of stock, thereby offering an excellent historical artifact in original condition. No copies located in Worldcat; See Clothier and Furnisher, 1914, p. 34; Certified List of Domestic and Foreign Corporations, Illinois Secretary of State, 1908. Bookseller Inventory # 47045

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Riverdale

Published by Riverdale Fabrics Co., NP (1956)

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Item Description: Riverdale Fabrics Co., NP, 1956. Folio [16.25" by 20.5"]. 19 leaves with 309 interior fabric and trim samples mounted on thick boards. Beige cloth boards bound with two ring-binders, brass handle on spine, and two snaps to keep the front edge closed. Internally near fine, boards show some minor wear and spoling; very good. Incredible salesman's sample of this sample catalogue for interior design. Samples include cotton, blends, rayon, wool, and silk. Intended by the Riverdale Fabrics Company to turn every homemaker into an interior decorator, the catalogue showcases their mid-century patterns in a variety of colors that could be mixed and matched. A significant piece of textile history not located in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 38490

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Item Description: The Sherwin-Williams Co., June, 1940-Jan 1942, Cleveland, OH, 1940. Book Condition: Very Good. Four parts in one vol. 16; 42; [4]; [228 pp (unpaginated)]. Descriptive catalogue & Color supplement preserving original red & white colour softcovers, price-list printed on yellow stock. The automotive finishes section contains 1019 tipped-in original paint samples, most retaining the original tissue guards to protect the lacquer & varnish colour samples from rubbing and loss. Manufacturer's quarter-black pebbled cloth over black stiff covers 3-ring binder, gilt lettering & Sherwin-Williams logo on front cover (minor scuffing, edgewear, some minor tears to some of the tissue guards at gutter margins, minor rust to 3-ring mechanism), still a VG copy, w/ company ownership label on verso of front cover indicating this Catalogue No. 41465 was loaned to Hal & Ken's Body Shop, 1615 NE 38th, Portland, 13, Oregon. First edition, thus, of this exceedingly scarce automotive finish sample catalogue for American cars produced between 1938 and 1942. Sherwin-Williams was one of the pioneering developers of the nitrocellulose lacquers which were the first automotive paints to be produced in vivid colours other than black, and were sold under the company name, Opex Lacquers & Enamels. These provided an excellent finish, but brittle, and required repeated coating, hand rubbing, polishing and waxing. They also were an early developer of Synthetic lacquers which were produced initially for General Motors vehicles, because although more labor-intensive, these were much more forgiving as repeated spray coats were required and any runs, or drips could be easily corrected. These were sold under the company name Kem. These catalogues were composed from installments issued by the paint companies as decisions were made by car manufacturers on which colours their automobiles were to be sold annually, or more frequently. In addition, they remained the property of Sherwin-Williams and because of their heavy use, frequent revisions, and makes and models of cars the body shops, or dealerships sold and repaired, they had varying numbers of installments, and the paint manufacturer would often require certain colours, models, or model years to be removed. This catalogue is the most complete reference to automobile paint colours before World War II we have seen. The manufacturer colours include those for Buick, Cadillac-La Salle, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, De Soto, Dodge, Ford-Mercury, Graham-Paige, Hudson-Terraplane, Lincoln-Zephyr, Nash-Lafayette, Packard, Plymouth, Studebaker, and Willys. Of interest are the 1942 samples which were all made in the shape of a profile of a 1942 sedan and released by Sherwin-Williams in September, 1941. In February, 1942 all domestic auto makers ceased production of passenger automobiles, and did not resume until after 1946, so these colours remained the standard reference for many years. Worldcat locates 1 copy with only 52 leaves (Hagley Museum & Library). Bookseller Inventory # 48297

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Item Description: SALESMAN'S SAMPLE. BLACKIE'S POPULAR FAIRY BOOKS. This is a wonderful large panoramic salesman's sample book advertising 9 of Blackie's fairy tales by Andersen, Grimm and others: Ali Baba, Aladdin, Sinbad, Wild Swans, Ugly Duckling, Tinder Box, Hansel and Grettel, Cherryblossom and Roland and Maybird. Circa 1900, some soil and rubbing, VG+. Measuring 10" wide x 13 1/2" high, the front covers of each of the books are connected accordion fashion with the back side of each page containing printed information about the series. The first illustration is of the White Swans and the text for the entire book is laid-in. Illustrated in bold colors in classic art nouveau style by HELEN STRATTON. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 27584

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Published by Chicago Tailoring Company [1914], Chicago (1914)

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Item Description: Chicago Tailoring Company [1914], Chicago, 1914. First edition. Large oblong folio [20.25 x 17 x 3 inches]. 36 leaves printed on thick stock, each individually mounted on a linen hinge. Bookseller Inventory # 39213

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The Royal Taylors

Published by Chicago and New York (1920)

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Item Description: Chicago and New York, 1920. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. James Montgomery Flagg, W.F. Werners & Others (illustrator). The Royal Tailors, Chicago and New York. Salesman's sample book. 56 pp. Thick paper with minor foxing, markings, tears, and rubbing. Elephant folio, beautifully restored to its original state by Felton Bookbinding Ltd. 54.5 × 42 cm. Bound in black pebbled cloth with red signet. Colour illustration of tiger on the upper board. Endpapers with brown tiger design; an oval portrait of Joseph Vehon (1834-1918), the founder of the clothing manufacturing company, on the front free endpaper. 1920-1. Joseph Vehon, president of the Royal Tailors, Chicago pioneer and originator of the "money back" and "tailor to the trade" system, was born in Poland. He immigrated to the United States penniless at the age of 18. He sold merchandise in New York state. Arriving in Chicago in 1861, he opened Vehon Bros. & Eiger at Monroe and Clark streets, but the depression after the Civil War forced the closure of his men's clothing store. He moved to Monticello, Iowa, in 1870 where he originated the "money back if not satisfied" system of selling clothing. Returning to Chicago in 1886, he opened a store at Halsted and Mark streets. In 1906 he constructed a new building for his thriving business at Polk and La Salle streets. His garment business for men's customized fashions employed over two thousand tailors in Chicago and New York with clothing sold in 10,000 cities and towns across America. After his death his son, Morris (1876-1950), and daughter, Emma, carried on the family business. Each leaf has a colour illustration of men's apparel or a tailor (text below the illustrations informing shoppers of high quality in the merchandise, quick delivery, and customer satisfaction) with fabric samples on the versos of the leaves. 236 samples, 2 missing (on pp. 24 and 36). Most of the drawings are by unknown artists. Two of the identified artists are James Montgomery Flagg and W.F. Werners. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027217

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Item Description: General Motors Corp., Chevrolet Motor Division,, Detroit, MI, 1957. Two vols. 1) Two parts in one vol. Oblong folio (13.75 x 10 in.) 95, [3] pp. w/ graduated thumb tabs, in 19 ring binder as issued. Over 200 colour illustrations, colour plates (some double-page), text illustrations, diagrams; 28 printed colour paint sample combinations (5 x 8.75 in.) spiral bound bound side-by-side w/ 11 leaves on thick stock (6.25 x 8.75 in.) w/ 104 interior upholstery colour samples and combinations spiral bound as well, both mounted on back pastedown to fold-out when opened. Colour-illustrated cloth ring binder, colour cover art of 2-door Bel Air Impala Sport Coupe on front cover, rounded corners (minor shelfwear, minor scuffing back cover); 2) Oblong 8vo (8.5 x 5.5 in.) [Approx. 250 pp (sections separately paginated), some printed on colour-tinted paper. Photo illustrations & diagrams throughout. Colour-illustrated flexible covers, ring-binder as issued, graduated thumb tabs (minor shelfwear, slight rubbing), still an excellent set from the collection of Eugene (Gene) A.L. Jantzen, w/ his ownership signatures on pastedowns, and dated 10/31/57. First editions of these very scarce Dealer's showroom sample catalogues for the 1958 Chevrolet passenger cars. These models included the Corvette, Impalas, Bel Airs, Biscaynes, Nomad Station Wagons, Brookwood Station Wagons, Delray models, and Yeoman Station Wagons. The 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air, Chevrolet Delray, and Biscayne were better as well as bigger than the 1957 models, leaning more toward luxury. Quad headlights, the low silhouette which was nine inches longer and five inches lower, a stretched wheelbase, and heavier by 200 to 300 pounds. For the first time, the full size cars were offered with bigger engines than the Corvette, so the low-budget Delray could be powered with a 348, the forerunner to the iconic 409. The Impala was introduced in 1958 as a high-performance, high luxury trim option for the Bel Air, with big fins, quad headlights, and six tail lamps along with a lot of chrome. In 1959, the Impala was entirely redesigned, so the 1958 model year was unique. The 1958 Corvette featured hood louvers and twin trunk spears as well as a new steering wheel and dashboard. The Finger Tip Facts catalogue included here is exceedingly scarce, especially as a matched pair from the original dealership, and contained all the information for the sales staff, and dealership service department. This companion catalogue detailed the dealer accessories and new features, such as those for the restyled 1958 Corvette with additional length, lights, grille, bumpers, fenders, instrument panel, and even additional colours. Jantzen (1910-2001) was a St. Louis, MO native who attended Harvard, served in the Naval Reserve in Alaska during World War II, and purchased the Chevrolet Dealership in 1955 across from the Corvette Plant. For the 18 years he owned it, the Jantzen dealership specialized in fitting out special order Corvettes, such as the L-88 1966 Corvette in 1965 for Roger Penske, as well as the famed Clippinger 1968 L-88 Corvettes for James Garner. Bookseller Inventory # 48513

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AUTOMOBILES -- CHEVROLET].

Published by General Motors Corp., Chevrolet Motor Division,, Detroit, MI (1958)

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Item Description: General Motors Corp., Chevrolet Motor Division,, Detroit, MI, 1958. Two vols. 1) Two parts in one vol. Oblong folio (13 x 10.25 in.) 76 pp. w/ graduated thumb tabs, in 19 ring binder as issued. Over 200 colour illustrations, colour plates (some double-page), text illustrations, diagrams; 24 printed colour paint sample combinations (5 x 8.75 in.) spiral bound bound side-by-side w/ 11 leaves on thick stock (6.25 x 8.75 in.) w/ 85 interior upholstery colour samples and combinations spiral bound as well, both mounted on back pastedown to fold-out when opened. Colour-illustrated cloth ring binder, colour cover art of 4-door Impala Sport sedan on front cover, rounded corners (minor shelfwear, minor soiling back cover); 2) Oblong 8vo (8.5 x 5.5 in.) [Approx. 200 pp (sections separately paginated), some printed on colour-tinted paper. Photo illustrations & diagrams throughout. Colour-illustrated flexible covers, ring-binder as issued, graduated thumb tabs (minor shelfwear, slight rubbing), still an excellent set from the collection of Eugene (Gene) A.L. Jantzen, w/ his ownership signatures on pastedowns, and dated 10/16/58. First editions of these very rare Dealer's showroom catalogues for the 1959 Chevrolet passenger cars. These models included the Corvette, 2-door and 4-door Impalas, Bel Airs, Biscaynes, Nomad, Parkwood, Kingswood, and Brookwood Station Wagons. The 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and Impala reflected Harley Earl's move to compete with the late 1950s Chryslers with a flamboyant style, and redesigning the rear fins to drop into a V near the center, redesign the taillights into a sideways teardrop, and moved the headlights into the grill. They resembled nothing else on the road, and came with all new sheet metal, new frames, and even new series names, and became the longest car in the low-priced range. The Delray series disappeared replaced by the Biscayne, and the range of V-8s included 283 and 348 cubic-inches. The 1959 model year saw Chevrolet in the top spot above Ford in sales. The 1959 Corvette featured the addition of a storage bin to the passenger side, was sstandard with a 4-speed manual transmission, and was the only year a turquoise convertible top colour could be ordered from the dealership. The Finger Tip Facts catalogue included here is exceedingly scarce, especially as a matched pair from the original dealership, and contained all the information for the sales staff, and dealership service department. This companion catalogue detailed the dealer accessories and new features, such as those for the restyled 1959 Corvette with additional length, beefed up suspension, heavy duty power train, and accessories such as courtesy light, radio, and windshield washer could be added to the package. Jantzen (1910-2001) was a St. Louis, MO native who attended Harvard, served in the Naval Reserve in Alaska during World War II, and purchased the Chevrolet Dealership in 1955 across from the Corvette Plant. For the 18 years he owned it, the Jantzen dealership specialized in fitting out special order Corvettes, such as the L-88 1966 Corvette in 1965 for Roger Penske, as well as the famed Clippinger 1968 L-88 Corvettes for James Garner. Bookseller Inventory # 48514

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Stine, J[ames] H[enry]

Published by J.B. Rodgers Printing Co., Philadelphia (1892)

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Item Description: J.B. Rodgers Printing Co., Philadelphia, 1892. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. A good copy, there is some wear to the covers and occasional light foxing and soiling (especially to the subscription pages, as expected). There is a brief bookseller’s description pasted onto the rear endpaper and the stamp of the sales agent, G. A. Andrews of Salem, is on the title page. The author was the historian of the First Army Corps and died in 1906. This salesman’s sample provides a fascinating look at the history and process of bookselling at the end of the 19th century as well as a historical record of the soldiers who served in the Civil War. This copy includes 30 photographic plates, a five page prospectus by the author, table of contents, list of illustrations, 24 pages of text from the book - generally the first few pages of a chapter, a subscription notice and eight pages for subscriptions. Three and a half pages of the subscription pages are filled in with subscribers name, town and/or address and military unit, most in the subscriber’s own hand. Most of the subscribers are from Winchester or Woburn, Massachusetts. Many of the subscriptions are written in purple pencil and many have checks or crosses next to the names. [Eicher 1029]Charles Jones Woburn, Mass [stamped] 29th Mass A. H. Pension Claim Agent - Woburn, Jas. Connolly Woburn, J Leath[illegible] Woburn, Albert P. Barrett Co. K 39th Mass Vol. Woburn, Abijah Thompson Woburn, T. G. Meriam Woburn, Wm. Arnold Co. B 39 Mass Vol Woburn, W. P. Warren Co K 39 Woburn, John P. Crane Captain Co ? 22d Regiment Woburn, M. E. Lyons Com 15th Mass 27 Oak St, John ? Burn 12 Porter StG. A. Hall Co K 32 Mass, J. I. Brodeur Engineer Winchester, D. W. Gurney Cabinet Maker Winchester, J Gilcreast Co K 39 M. V. Woburn, Wm. H. Lebaron Co K 39 M. V. Woburn, John Camagg 269 Main Woburn, Geo Bancroft Co D 59 ? Woburn, A. J. Edwards Co B 44 Pa Mass Winchester, W. T. Kendall Co H 59th No 2 Cedar St Woburn, C. H. Kean 74 Beach St, G. M. Parker Co R 39th 655 Main St. Woburn, BJ Smith Woburn, L. M. Hall Co F 20th Maine Winchester, Mass, W. B. Smith Co F 22 Mass Woburn Mass, Geo A, Nichols Co A 50 Mass " ", H. W. Hoe? ? ? ? Co E 18 Mass No. 6 Nashua St. , James H Hazlett [illegible] Winchester, F. W. Graves Woburn, F. B. C. Sanborn Co A S- [illegible] Vols 98 [illegible] Winchester, Joseph J. Knox Co G 8th Mass Vols645 Main St. Woburn, Charles L. Chase 10th Mass B 230 Main St, Town of Winchester per A, E. Whitney, Wm. D[illegible] Union " " Winchester. Bookseller Inventory # 48767

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PAINT, VARNISH & GLASS -- CATALOGUE].

Published by W.P. Fuller & Co., Factories South, 100 William St., [Press of Hicks-Judd Co., Cuts by Commercial Art],, San Francisco (1910)

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Item Description: W.P. Fuller & Co., Factories South, 100 William St., [Press of Hicks-Judd Co., Cuts by Commercial Art],, San Francisco, 1910. Thick 8vo. [16], xiv, 381, [1] (i.e. 486 -- many supplemental leaves) pp. w/ 693 paint, stain & varnish samples tipped-in throughout, each preserving original tissue guard (5 samples w/ minor damage, very slight loss, 3 still adhered to preserved tissue), over 50 colour illustrations & plates, several of them illustrating range of hues for wood stains, & brushes, over 25 photo plates, over 100 text illustrations & photo illustrations. Original green buckrum cloth post-binder, brass screw posts at gutter margin, steel-reinforced spine, Arts & Crafts cover art & lettering on front cover, black lettering on spine & back cover, marbled endpapers (wear & rubbing to covers, some scuffing to corners, minor stain to fore-edge of first few leaves), still a remarkably good copy, w/ binder's tick on rear pastedown indicating binding by Payot, Stratford & Kerr, San Francisco. First edition of this particularly scarce Arts & Crafts era catalogue illustrating W.P. Fuller Company's vast range of paints, varnishes, all preserved in their original vivid state. Divided into seven sections this lavish reference lists paints and colors, sundries, oils, varnishes, tools, brushes, and glass which were used in West Coast Arts & Crafts homes and commercial buildings in the first decade of the 20th century. The Fuller paint lineup for homes included Phoenix Prepared Paint, California Rubber Paint, Rubber Cement Floor Paint, Pioneer Shingle Stains, Barn & Roof Paint, Fuller's Washable Wall Finish, Decoret, Fuller's Varnish Stains, Japanese Oil Stains, and others. Fuller was also well known for their paints & lacquers for carriages, wagons and early automobiles, including Pacific Wagon Paint, Fuller's Superfine Coach Colors, Valentine's & Lawsons Coach Varnishes, and Climax Carriage Colors. During the 19th and early 20th century, Fuller had become the largest importers of glass on the Pacific Coast, and maintained a substantial mirror-making manufacturing operation. The catalogue advertises for sale Window Glass, Prism Glass, Ornamental Glass, Semi-obscure glass, Imperial Ornamental Glass with Diamond Pattern, and gorgeous Imperial Prism-Glass for increased light and brilliancy. Of particular interest are the photo illustrations of the early offices and factories of the Fuller company in Sacramento, and then at Pine and Front Street; their new building which was destroyed 2 months after it was completed at Mission and Beale, and then the Company's subsequent resurrection after the great 1906 fire & earthquake. Originally founded by W.P. Fuller in 1851 during the gold rush, it was established as Whittier, Fuller & Co. in 1867 in San Francisco, and finally incorporated as W.P. Fuller & Co. in 1894. Worldcat locates 2 copies (Burndy Library, Yale). Bookseller Inventory # 48628

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O. Mustad & Son.

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Item Description: Christiania, Norway. O. Mustad & Son Manufacturers. ca. 1900. Salesman Sample of Fishing Hooks. This is a rare folding display which measures 8 x 6 inches when folded, and 70 inches when opened. There are 12 (8 x 5) card stock panels showcasing a total of 153 hooks in the following classifications: Aberdeen, Limerick, Kirbed Limerick, Sproat, O'Shaughnessy, Cincinnati Bass, Sneck, Kinsey, and Carlisle. The hooks are described with Mustad Company labels adjacent to each hook style with descriptions. The salesman sample is bound in full burgundy leather with gilt titles and brass rivets at the corners. All hooks are present. A bit of soiling and edge wear to the display. This is a rare, early salesman sample from one of the world's leading hook manufacturers. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 008183

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Item Description: Arrow Shirt Co./ Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc., ca 1930; 1955, [Troy, NY, 1930. Quarter-sawn oak salesman sample counter display case (18.75 x 6 x 6 ins.) with glass top & front, door in back with catch, w/ original label at bottom of the display indicating that this case was only to be used for the display of the Company collars, preserving two Arrow Shirt Co. Collars (some scuffing and wear to label at bottom of case affecting lettering, minor wear to sides of case) [together with] original Leyendecker advertisement printed on canvas, w/ oak frame (28.5 x 21.5 ins.), the piece has been professionally cleaned and mounted on archival foam core, and removed from the original bars which were damaging the image, and placed back in the oak frame (some sunning, faint discoloration to upper left margin), still remarkable pieces. A wonderful advertising display for Arrow shirts and collars, including pre-World War II counter sample case, and 1950s promotional ad reproducing one of the famed Leyendecker images. These pieces originally came out of a small men's clothing shop in Bend, Oregon. The Arrow collars grew from the marketing idea by Cluett, Peabody & Co. in Troy, NY that it gave women an easier way to clean their husbands' stained shirt collars without having to wash the entire shirt. In addition, the collars wore out a much faster rate than the rest of the shirts, so these replaceable collars would extend the life of the garments. This style of detachable collars remained popular up until the mid-1930s and largely declined out of use by the end of World War II.Leyendecker (1874-1951) created the Arrow Collar Man which was an advertising campaign that ran from 1905 - 1931, and was perhaps one of the most successful product brands in history. He created 100s of images, and many of them are still synonymous with men's fashion and styles. This advertisement was part of a revived campaign by Arrow Shirt Co. in the 1950s through early 1960s as they revived the nostalgia of the Leyendecker ads and pushed their shirts with soft collars. Bookseller Inventory # 45898

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Item Description: General Motors Corp., Chevrolet Motor Division,, Detroit, MI, 1960. Book Condition: Good. Three vols. 1) Oblong folio (13 x 10 in.) 106 pp. w/ graduated thumb tabs at upper fore-edge, in 19 ring binder as issued, w/ 8 additional pp. issued later by Chevrolet in folder laid-in. Colour-illustrated ring binder, clear plastic padded vinyl front cover, colour cover art of 4-door Chevy Impala Sport Sedan on front cover, colour illustration of the Corvair on back cover (minor shelfwear, minor rippling to the padded plastic cover, slight soiling, very minor age toning to fore-edges of leaves), still a NF exemplar; 2) Oblong 8vo (8.5 x 5.5 in.) 214 pp. Photo illustrations & diagrams throughout. Colour-illustrated spiral-bound limp covers, rounded corners colour cover art of 4-door Chevy Impala Sport Sedan (slight shelfwear), NF copy; 3) Oblong 8vo. 48 pp. Numerous text illustrations, printed softcovers in blue, white & black (minor soiling, some thumbing to fore-edges), still G copy; an excellent set from the collection of Eugene (Gene) A.L. Jantzen, w/ his ownership signatures on first leaves, dated 10/6/60, indicating these as his personal copies. First editions of these scarce Dealer's showroom sample catalogues for the 1961 Chevrolet passenger cars, together with the 1961 Owners manual. The models included the Corvette, Impalas, Bel Airs, Biscaynes, Nomad, Kingswood, Parkwood, Lakewood, and Brookwood Station Wagons, as well as the Corvair sedans, and introduction of the Greenbrier Sports Wagon. There was a totally new body design for 1961, cars were shortened to 209.3 in., and there was the addition of the 360 horsepower 409 engine, and was the first year with the Supersport option. However, only 454 factory built Supersports were built, and many dealers did dress up their Impalas with the option to sell more of them. The delay of the Supersport trim package also delayed the usual paint & upholstery catalogue until well into 1961 as a separate book. The 1961 Corvette featured four taillights which continues to this day, horsepower was raised to 315, and were the last year for two-tone Corvettes until 1978. It also debuted the boat-tail design later used on the C2. The Finger Tip Facts catalogue included here is exceedingly scarce, especially as a matched pair from the original dealership, and contained all the information for the sales staff, and dealership service department, and detailed information on producing Taxis and Police cars. Jantzen (1910-2001) was a St. Louis, MO native who attended Harvard, served in the Naval Reserve in Alaska during World War II, and purchased the Chevrolet Dealership in 1955 across from the Corvette Plant. For the 18 years he owned it, the Jantzen dealership specialized in fitting out special order Corvettes, such as the L-88 1966 Corvette in 1965 for Roger Penske, as well as the famed Clippinger 1968 L-88 Corvettes for James Garner. Bookseller Inventory # 48518

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Item Description: [circa 1920]. () Very good. Four original salesman sample books containing packaging for chocolates and candies. Approximately 153 samples of packaging (wrappers and boxes) from Neilson's (23 samples), Fry's (46 samples), Lowney's (75 samples) and Cadbury's (9 samples). Each company's samples housed in folding portfolio and mounted on either linen or paper. A few samples have detached from mounting, but all 4 folders appear complete, save for possibly one sample missing from the Fry's folder, which also has some dampstaining. Else all folders and samples in an excellent state of preservation. An extraordinary collection of salesman's samples of candy and chocolate packaging from the early 1900s from Neilson's, Fry's, Lowney's, and Cadbury's candy companies. Includes wrappers and boxes for a variety of treats. Many of the samples are fantastic chromolithographs. A visually-striking collection. Bookseller Inventory # 137942

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Item Description: General Motors Corp., Chevrolet Motor Division,, Detroit, MI, 1959. Book Condition: Good. Two vols. 1) Two parts in one vol. Oblong folio (13 x 10 in.) 116 pp. w/ graduated thumb tabs at upper fore-edge, in 19 ring binder as issued. Over 200 colour illustrations, colour plates (many large folding, double-page), text illustrations, diagrams; 24 printed colour paint sample combinations (5 x 8.75 in.) spiral bound bound side-by-side w/ 12 leaves on thick stock (6.25 x 8.75 in.) w/ 82 interior upholstery colour samples and combinations spiral bound as well, laid-in to back of catalogue designed to fold out facing each other to pick colour combinations. Colour-illustrated ring binder, clear plastic padded vinyl front cover, colour cover art of 4-door Chevy Impala Sport Sedan on front cover, colour illustrations of the 19 new models (minor shelfwear, minor rippling to the padded plastic cover, slight soiling, very minor age toning to fore-edges of leaves), still a NF exemplar; 2) Oblong 8vo (8.5 x 5.5 in.) [Approx. 200 pp (sections separately paginated), some printed on colour-tinted paper. Photo illustrations & diagrams throughout. Colour-illustrated ring binder, clear plastic padded vinyl front cover, colour cover art of 4-door Chevy Impala Sport Sedan (dampstaining & rippling to textblock, occasional soiling, wear), still G copy, set from the collection of Eugene (Gene) A.L. Jantzen, w/ his ownership signatures on pastedowns, indicating these as his personal copies. First editions of these scarce Dealer's showroom sample catalogues for the 1960 Chevrolet passenger cars. The models included the Corvette, Impalas, Bel Airs, Biscaynes, Nomad, Kingswood, Parkwood, and Brookwood Station Wagons, as well as the Corvair sedans. The 1960 Impalas featured a return to three round taillights on each side, the dummy scoops were removed, reduced amounts of chrome trim, retained the larger gull-wing tail fins which were all redesigned from the 1959 model year. The buying public loved the new styling and the 1960 Impala became the best-selling Chevy of the time. Of particular interest is the large section devoted to the introduction of the 1960 Corvair. It was the only American designed, mass-produced passenger car to feature a rear-mounted air-cooled 6-cylinder aluminum block engine. Mounted in the rear, it drove the rear wheels through a compact automatic transaxle, with independent suspension. Also it was the first Unibody (called Unistrut by Chevrolet) car built by Fisher Body. With its new wide low-profile design, no tailfins, or chrome grille, it was named Motor Trend Car of the Year, and the styling was widely adopted by several European car manufacturers. The 1960 Corvette featured tail lamps moled into the rear fenders, heavy grill teeth, aluminum radiators, and was the only year a Cascade Green metallic could be ordered from the dealership, only 140 made. The Finger Tip Facts catalogue included here is exceedingly scarce, especially as a matched pair from the original dealership, and contained all the information for the sales staff, and dealership service department, and detailed information on producing Taxis and Police cars. Jantzen (1910-2001) was a St. Louis, MO native who attended Harvard, served in the Naval Reserve in Alaska during World War II, and purchased the Chevrolet Dealership in 1955 across from the Corvette Plant. For the 18 years he owned it, the Jantzen dealership specialized in fitting out special order Corvettes, such as the L-88 1966 Corvette in 1965 for Roger Penske, as well as the famed Clippinger 1968 L-88 Corvettes for James Garner. Bookseller Inventory # 48517

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TRADE CATALOGUE.]

Published by St Louis, Chicago et al, ca (1890)

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Item Description: St Louis, Chicago et al, ca, 1890. 8vo, pp. [20] with original wrapper; ll. 7 (folding, bound in landscape), pp. [4], [16], [16], pp. 73-120; contemporary roan-backed marbled boards, round corners, spine worn and upper joint splitting; printed on different colour paper stock. A fascinating salesman's book of brochures, flyers etc. of office equipment produced by a number of American manufacturers. Bound at the beginning is a complete catalogue of book holders and bookcases, including a Lambie Dictionary holder, all available in different materials and finishes; advertising flyers for the G D Barnard & Co. Automatic Bank Punch, and for the Madden Adding Machine. Further leaflets advertise the Black Autocopyist, bookcases (John Danner company), Besley Cabinet Letter files, Stationery, Office furniture and Supplies by G.D. Barnard, and a partial list of banker's supplies by G.D. Barnard, which include everything a bank might need, from furniture to ink stands, coin trays to letter filing cabinets. Curiously also included are hand-cuffs, police truncheons, weapons, locks, and even toilet roll holders.G.D. Barnard was a St.Louis based office wholesale company.This trade catalogue was clearly put together specifically by a salesman, who obviously represented not just G.D. Barnard & Co, but also a number of other suppliers of office furniture and stationery. Bookseller Inventory # 3717

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ARCHITECTURE -- SAMPLE CATALOGUES].

Published by Tomkins-Kiel Co., 505 Fifth Ave., ca 1920-1925, New York (1920)

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Item Description: Tomkins-Kiel Co., 505 Fifth Ave., ca 1920-1925, New York, 1920. Two vols. Oblong 4to. (11.25 x 8.25 ins.). [2], 140; [2], 207 leaves (1 cropped). Colour sample illustrations mounted on linen, all with explanatory text below, printed by the Valenciennes, France company Lasseron, Dehon & Cie; the first volume colour plates are 10.75 x 7.75 ins. in size; second volume is the same, except for the last 23 plates which are 9.75 x 7.75 ins. in size. Uniformly bound in original embossed & decorated brown cloth with yapp edges, raised gilt lettering on front covers, cord bound at gutter margin, w/ brackets at rear that secure cord so they can be tied & untied (occasional fraying & wear to fore-edges of the linen on the plates, rubbing & wear to the spines, creasing to the covers, ink annotations on table of contents for vol. II), still a G set. First editions of these scarce and massive salesman sample catalogues for the Tompkins-Kiel marble company during the roaring twenties. During this time they carried the largest stock of marble in the world, and even had a sample display room for their marbles, stones, granites, onyx, and Ridgway flagging arranged for architects, clients, and the trade. In addition, they operated their own sawing plant in New York City which insured quick delivery to marble contractors all over the country. These sample catalogues were specifically designed to be expanded as new products became available, and these offer perhaps the most extensive record of the marbles and stone available at the time. They attempted to render as close as possible the textures and colours in the colour printing process, noting in their introduction that from time to time they would mail new pages when ready. Their marble and stone products were installed in such buildings as the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, G.A. Applegarth architect; The Seaman's Bank Engrance, Wall Street, New York, B.W. Morris architect; Farmers Loan & Trust Company Banking & Office Building, Fifth Ave. & 41st St., New York, Napoleon Gray Marble and Premier Levanto, Starrett & Van Vleck architects; the Johns-Manville Building, New York, Ludlow & Peabody, Architects; and many others. Bookseller Inventory # 45707

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FASHION -- GLASS BUTTONS].

Published by Sklarny Fischmann Synove AKC. Spol.,, [Jablonec Nad Nisou & Prague (1932)

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Item Description: Sklarny Fischmann Synove AKC. Spol.,, [Jablonec Nad Nisou & Prague, 1932. Book Condition: Good. Thick 8vo. (5.25 x 8.25 x 2 in.).IX leaves on thick card stock, with 410 multi-coloured glass buttons with a vast colour range including translucent greens, yellows, blues, reds, blacks, browns, solid coloured Coal Glass, Striped, Curved in convex shapes, all marked with series & product numbers. Original dark green cloth, black lettering on front cover, rounded corners, black cloth hinges between each leaf on spine, still retaining black leather flap w/ snap to secure the catalogue shut (minor wear, rubbing, versos of some leaves w/ erased pencil markings, a couple annotations, minor soot soiling to leaves), still a G copy. First edition of this exceedingly scarce glass button sample catalogue. Included are available buttons in a stunning spectrum of colour in glass, including vivid translucent greens, reds, oranges, champagne, aquamarine blue, violets, storm gray, smoke gray, and more. There are also well over two hundred concave shaped solid buttons, many of them made of coal glass which include such colours as brown stone emery, Japanese Yellow, vivid blues, greens, oranges, ivory, black and other colours striped, as well as beautiful ones called silk gloss which have a soft mother-of-pearl type finish. The buttons are of a fairly uniform size indicating their use in shirts, women's blouses, as well as decorative trimmings in the fashions of the 1930s. These glass catalogues also served as glass colour samples for bead manufacturers and art glass manufacturers in order to provide colour reference for those ordering glass from this Factory. The S. Fischmann & Sons glassworks was noted for their production of wine bottles, beer bottles, milk bottles, and other forms of decorative glass at the beginning of the 20th century up until World War II. No copies located in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 47962

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PAINTS & VARNISH]. [HASCALL, George C.]

Published by Tropical Paint Co., ca 1925, Cleveland, OH (1925)

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Item Description: Tropical Paint Co., ca 1925, Cleveland, OH, 1925. 4to. 131, [1] pp., all printed with decorative woodcut borders, plus 117 endorsement letters printed in facsimile on their respective company letterheads. Illustrated title printed in red & black, rubricated initials, numerous title headings and chapter headings printed in red, numerous photo illustrations, text illustrations, and 232 tipped-in original paint samples, protected by original tissue guards. Original embossed embossed & decorated brown cloth post-binder, yapp edges, gilt embossing & decoration on front cover, brass post screws at gutter margin (some wear, rubbing, minor bumping foot of spine, minor bumping to corners), still a VG- copy, w/ the paint samples in excellent condition, w/ ownership markings on title. First edition of this exceedingly scarce Jazz Age trade catalogue providing an invaluable guide for the paint colours of amusement parks, bakeries, banks, bathrooms, brick surfaces, bridges, canneries, candy manufacturers, automobiles, colleges, factories, fire hydrants, homes, kitchens, machinery, roofs, swimming pools, roofs, and much more. This amazing sales reference is well-illustrated with illustrations of factories, roller coasters, residences, lumber mills, schools, restaurants, and even the flatbed truck carrying the Tropical Paint cans. The original colour samples of house paints, Railroad colours, flat, gloss, floor paints & stains, cement coats, and enamels for houses, automobiles, railroad cars, industrial machinery, floors, furniture, and others have remained very true. Of particular interest are the large number of glowing endorsement letters on their respective Company letterheads extolling the virtues of Tropical Paint brands, such as Elastikote, Kilnkote, Toconamel, Tocoplastic, Tocoseal, Pawnee Utility Paint, Roofkoter, and more. The companies include Duff Grain Company, Topeka Flour Mills Co., T.M. Harton & Co., Builders of Gravity Rides, Carousels, Water Rides, King's Park, Norfolk, NE, The Dow Co., Gravity & Power Conveyors, Hirt Baking Corporation, Rockwood Mills Hosiery, and The Page Dairy Company. Hascall (1852-1927), originally worked as a salesman in the oil business, and then set up as a broker for the oil business in Cleveland in 1884, and launched his own oil company and paint company in 1889. He took over Tropical Oil Company in 1903, which was then a very small manufacturer of oil paints, and heating oil, and within a few years had vastly expanded the plant and operations, maintaining a large sales force across the country of over 40 agents, and adding to his other companies which included the Hascall Paint Company, Prairie City Oil Company, Atlantic Paint Company, and the Hascall-Smith Furniture Company. No copies in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 48662

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Item Description: n.d., N.p., Some light scuffing and wear to boards. 98 pages of mounted 6" samples of lace and trim samples, including exotic items such as rabbit fur, imitation Persian lamb, sequined braid, etc., most pages with multiple items per page; with ms. prices and inventory numbers on labels, laid into in an oversize 3/4 calf folio album (15-1/2 x 12 x 7 inches) interleaved with felt to hold the loose leaves in place. Bookseller Inventory # 14047

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Item Description: Spain. Bakelite Album. Book Condition: Fine. N.d., circa 1930s. Thirteen hand-colored photographs of drawings of veneer furniture in high Art Deco style. The furniture is depicted in interior rooms as it might be ideally situated. Included as well are ten sheets of photo reproductions pictures printed on both sides and two pieces of advertisements for manufacturers of this type of furniture. This other material may well be from the same manufacturer as the primary photographs, but one can know this for a certainty. The colored photographs are housed in an oblong bakelite (early plastic) album that has a swirled marbled pattern that is stylistically akin to the veneer finish of the furniture depicted. The album, measuring 18 by 27 cm, has written in a fluid neon-sign like plastic script "Souvenir of Germany" on the front board, and a smaller plate with an inset "Bavaria" written. While these place associations might jar some, belying the actual content, most will appreciate the overarching harmony of the design elements, particularly finding or creating an album with so strong an affinity would have been an elusive objective. The non-colored photos are not contained in the album itself, but they provide a nice package for understanding the marketing and prevalence of the style. Bookseller Inventory # 002450

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Published by The Curtis Publishing Company, Phialdelphia (1930)

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Item Description: The Curtis Publishing Company, Phialdelphia, 1930. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. The very uncommon Salesman's Sample of the February 1930 issue of Ladies' Home Journal. Filled with magnificent period advertisements throughout, many of them in rich color. Bound for each salesman in an Art Deco silver and red cloth. With decorative easy-to-reference margin tabs. Very light wear and soiling to panels; internally bright and very clean. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 8994

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Published by The Curtis Publishing Company, Philadelphia (1930)

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Item Description: The Curtis Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1930. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. The very uncommon Salesman's Sample of the March 1930 issue of Ladies' Home Journal. Filled with magnificent period advertisements throughout, many of them in rich color. Bound for each salesman in a handsome, Art Deco light blue and silver cloth. Very light offsetting along the panel edges, but still solid and very presentable. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 8999

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Published by The Curtis Publishing Company, Phialdelphia (1928)

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Item Description: The Curtis Publishing Company, Phialdelphia, 1928. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. The very uncommon Salesman's Sample of the October 1928 issue of Ladies' Home Journal. Filled with magnificent period advertisements throughout, many of them in rich color. Bound for each salesman in a full red and beige leather. Thin band of light soiling at the front panels top edge, very light flaking along the spine. Still, though, presentable and very handsome. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 8995

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Published by The Curtis Publishing Company, Phialdelphia (1928)

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Item Description: The Curtis Publishing Company, Phialdelphia, 1928. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Collectible; Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. The very uncommon Salesman's Sample of the November 1928 issue of Ladies' Home Journal. Filled with magnificent period advertisements throughout, many of them in rich color. Bound for each salesman in a handsome pictorial cloth with beautiful fluted tabs. A clean, bright near fine folio. Very impressive. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 9000

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Published by The Curtis Publishing Company, Phialdelphia (1930)

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Item Description: The Curtis Publishing Company, Phialdelphia, 1930. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. The very uncommon Salesman's Sample of the October 1930 issue of Ladies' Home Journal. Filled with magnificent period advertisements throughout, many of them in rich color. Bound for each salesman in a handsome pictorial cloth with beautiful easy to reference tabs along the margins. Light rubbing and wear at the panels, but still very impressive. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 9001

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