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Wright & McGill Fishing Tackle Salesman Sample Folio

(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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Book Description: Gebrüder Klingenberg, lithographers ca 1906, Detmold, 1906. Book Condition: fine. 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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Book 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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Book 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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History of the Army of the Potomac [Salesman’s sample with manuscript subscriber list]

Stine, J[ames] H[enry]
(Pembroke, MA, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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BLACKIE'S POPULAR FAIRY BOOKS - SALESMAN'S SAMPLE

(Pound Ridge, NY, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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The Royal Tailors Salesman's Sample Book

The Royal Taylors
(Ancaster, ON, Canada)
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Book Description: Chicago and New York, 1920. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. James Montgomery Flagg, W.F. Werners & Others (illustrator). Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. 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. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027217

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Book 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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O. Mustad & Son Manufacturers Christiania, Norway. Salesman Sample.

O. Mustad & Son.
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Book 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

Book 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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Office Equipment Salesman's sample catalogue for business machine.

TRADE CATALOGUE.]
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Book 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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Book 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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19th Century Peach Tree Salesman's Sample Book

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Book Description: M. Brunswick & Co., Rochester Lithographing and Printing Co. and Vredenburg & Co., Rochester, N.Y. Accordion Fold Hard Cover. Book Condition: Generally Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 18 1/2 x 38 1/4 Unfolded. Mid-19th-century. 12 chromolithographs on paper, bound into accordion fold book. Print size: 9 1/4 x 6 inches each. Book size: 18 1/2 x 38 1/4 inches unfolded, 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 3/4 inch folded. Faint pencil inscription on cover: "Apples, Quinces, Peaches." This sample book would have been used by a traveling tree salesman employed by nurseries to sell peach trees to farmers. It consists of 12 colorful prints of larger-than-life size peaches in vivid colors, with their names and brief advertising copy, mostly straightforward descriptions such as: "A new peach from Spalding County, Georgia. A very showy fruit. Fine flavor and juicy, melting and good. Ripe about the first of July." , One print of three varieties departs from this format to add a touch of humor: "A New York policeman is styled, 'One of the Finest.' Here you have 'Three of the Finest,' and a New York policeman isn't in it with them for a moment." A few in this set have handwritten notations as to their ripening date, e.g. "Last Sept." They are bound into an accordion-fold book with light brown cloth covers that open to display all 12. Peaches in this set are: Triumph, Mountain Rose, Elberta, New Prolific, Waddell, Crawford's Folly, Stump the World, Champion, Chair's Choice, Foster, Greenboro, Fitzgerald, Crawford's Late and Mayflower. The twelve in this particular book were printed by one of two Rochester, New York, companies. From the 1850s, Rochester became a center for nursery gardening and a flourishing printing and illustration industry grew up to provide pictures of the flowers, trees and bushes for use as catalogues by nursery salesmen. They greatly resemble the folk art of their time, and were in fact produced via a process also used by folk and amateur artists--stencils were used by the illustrators to produce the basic shapes, with details added freehand. In addition to being charming and decorative slices of Americana, catalogues such as these document agricultural history and the existence of varieties of fruits that are still familiar favorites as well as those that are no longer commonly grown, if not extinct. Condition: Generally good, colors bright. Covers worn, stained and chipped from use. Prints have usual expected wear, minor abrasions and toning. Bookseller Inventory # 000094

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Products of Tompkins-Kiel marble company [salesman sample catalogues].

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Book 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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Book 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 # 47507

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Salesman's Samples of Veneer Furniture

(West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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Book 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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Book 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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Book 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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Book 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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Book 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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Book Description: Tientsin, China. Book Condition: Very good overall. By 1929 one of the major industries flourishing in the North China city of Tientsin was rug making; there were 303 "carpet establishments", of which 105 were carpet factories, employing 30 or more workers. Carpet making evolved from a home based craft to rugs and hangings for monasteries, and finally to production for the western markets.7 full color hand drawn illustrations of Chinese rug patterns. Each numbered and with an oval stamp: "Bacon Zung. 44 Rue de Paris, Tientsin" and with a "Made in China" stamp below. Mostly floral patterns with a variety of patterns, rug shapes and borders. 11 x 13 1/2" on card stock, a few chips at top edges. Bookseller Inventory # 15755

Book Description: Maison L'Abbey Ste Ame,, Paris, 1929. Oblong folio (15 x 10.25 in.). [26 leaves]. 201 original silk sample swatches including silk velvet, chiffon, Georgette Velvet, water silk, gold & silver silk cloth, patterned silks, and many others, with all of them carefully mounted within printed borders, printed borders on the leaves, most leaves with ink manuscript annotation to price per square meter, and most still retaining the original tissue guards to protect the delicate silk swatches. Quarter black cloth over black boards post binder, ornate brass binding screws at gutter margin, silk braid, wonderful art nouveau decorative border in gilt on front cover, gilt lettering (minor bowing to textblock & covers, slight bumping to corners, slight creasing to title), still a beautiful copy. First edition of this very scarce and stunning silk salesman sample catalogue from the Annees Folles, or Roaring 1920s in France. This astonishing piece offers an incredible historical reference for the vibrancy and tremendous variety of silks produced for French and high fashion during the Flapper age. Types water silks, gold & silver thread woven on silk, velvets, silk brocades, satins, crepes, muslin, chiffon, Georgette Velvet, patterned silks, and even silk muslins. Many of the patterns have vivid jewel tone colour patterns, and many with art nouveau, art deco, and even early designs reminiscent of Cubism. The fabrics include those with motifs of cherries, flowers, and even impressionists. Most of these silks and silk velvets were intended for the high fashion industry at the time, encompassing dresses, gowns, capes, scarves, hats, ties, and much more. These designs reflect the revolutionary movement of Art Deco, and the massive changes in fashion during the decade. These samples provide an invaluable visual artifact of the huge changes in women's fashion towards lightweight fabrics, especially in outer dress and lingerie choices for women reflecting more comfort, and elegance. Many of the designers of the period including Coco Chanel, Jean Patou, Jeanne Lanvin, Paul Poiret, and others were supplied by such textiles fabrics manufacturers as Maison L'Abbey during the 1920s and early 1930s. No copies located in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 47497

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Salesman sample case filled with silk fabric swatches & trimmings mounted on cards].

TEXTILES -- DRAPERIES & FURNITURE TRIMMINGS]. SCALAMANDRE, [Franco].
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Book Description: Scalamandre Silks, 37-24 24th St.,, Long Island City, NY, 1962. 76 sample cards (5.25 x 10.25 in.) w/ 424 fabric & trim samples stapled & taped on thick card stock, including silk fringes, tassels, decorative borders, ribbons, braids, and more all in vibrant colours (many with ink and pencil annotations indicating stock numbers, quantity, and prices). All of these are housed in the original sample case, covered in green cloth, with lid (7 x 15.25 x 13 in.), brass handle on one end (some wear & rubbing, minor bumping & fraying to fore-edges), still a VG- exampler. First edition, thus, of this stunning salesman sample case for silk trimmings used in interior design by the famed Franco Scalamandre's designers. These samples include French Tufts, Rosettes, elaborate silk braids, borders, ribbons, tassels, and more, many of them in traditional styles and colours for use in recovering and restoring furnishings, draperies, and other period pieces. Scalamandre (d. 1988) established Scalamandre Silks in 1929 focused on supplying silk fabrics and trims to the growing movement of restoring historic houses and furnishings in the United States. His plant in Long Island City, NY wove historic fabrics to match those acquired by Hearst for San Simeon. He established the Scalamandre Museum of Textiles which thrived until the late 1960s offering beautiful exhibits of historical documents and traditional textiles. His company helped with the restoration of Monticello, and was perhaps best known for their reproductions and restorations of draperies, wallpapers, and upholstery for the Kennedy White House from 1961-1962, and has continued to supply historic fabrics to every administration since. Bookseller Inventory # 47367

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Book Description: MACMILLAN, NY, 1898. CLOTH. F. Remington plates (illustrator). VERY SCARCE PIECE.Illustrated Bookplate of John M. Carroll. A saleman's sample copy is not complete of course. very sharp copy. Minor old edge top stain of a few pages. Bookseller Inventory # 013627

Book Description: Elliott, Taylor, Woolfenden Co., Upholstery Department,, [Detroit, MI, 1913. Elephant folio portfolio (12.25 x 17.0 ins.). 2 large lace panel designs for doors on tissue folded (13 x 24 ins. & 12 x 21 ins.); one 12.5 x 15.0 ins. folded, two 8 x 13 ins. folded & pinned to letter initialed from Herz & Co., 1913; [40 pp (unpaginated). sewn folded paper sample scrapbook with over 100 clippings of lace panel treatment for windows, display windows, vestibules, and more, also 5 original photos (3.25 x 2.25 ins.) tipped-in of window lace treatments provided by the company; [66 pp (unpaginated).] sewn folded paper sample scrapbook with 100s of black & white clippings, applique designs, illustrations for for oriental rugs, lace curtain & panel design catalogues, original design tipped-in. Burgundy cloth artist's portfolio, paper label w/ Lace Pannels penned in manuscript on front cover, original ties (some edgewear & toning to interior, occasional chipping, minor closed tears), still a remarkable piece in an excellent state of preservation. A unique salesman sample book created by the upholstery department of Elliott, Taylor, Woolfenden Department store around 1913 for their clients interested in purchasing silk & cotton lace panels and curtains for their Victorian, Queen Anne Homes, and businesses in Detroit. They drew heavily on the designs and such suppliers as Herz & Co., New York; John F. Patching Co., New York; E.C. Carter & Son, New York; the designs of Joseph Popper; Carpets, flooring and lace designs of Farr & Bailey, Manufacturing; and the Arts & Crafts Carpets of Witcombe, McGeachin & Co. of England. The original designs laid-in to this portfolio from Herz & Co. appear to be for doorways, and very tall vestibule, or living room windows. Price information, sizing, and types of material are provided along with the designs. Lace curtains and panels became widely available after 1840, and eventually were a necessary requirement for most of the large upscale homes of the emerging upper middle class and wealthy families homes during the Gilded Age in America. The upholstery department appears to have drawn from a number of different sources, and provided 100s of examples for their clients to choose from before they ordered. Elliott, Taylor & Woolfenden was formed in February, 1910 when the two major dry goods firms Taylor-Woolfenden Co. and William H. Elliott & Co. merged operations. They were a department store with strong specialties in suits, hats, interior decorating & design, and other textile products. They maintained very high standards for their personnel, and by 1917 were one of the most important commercial interests in Detroit. See Burton, Stocking & Miller, The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922, p. 100. Bookseller Inventory # 45715

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Book Description: Pabst Sales Company, Pabst Brewing Company, 1946-1950, [Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL, 1946. Book Condition: Very Good. Seventeen parts in one vol. Tall thick 4to. [376 pp. (each section separately paginated)]. Numerous photo illustrations, diagrams, tables, several colour plates (3 large folding), 1 colour-lithograph plate for Pabst Brewing materials, mounted on thick board w/ linen hinges, w/ die-cut holes creating small round display windows in the board, and samples for malt, hops, grits & yeast inserted into the holes w/ glassine window covers (1 damaged). Original black pebbled cloth post binder, brass screw posts at gutter margin, rounded corners, embossed gilt lettering and company logo w/ Pabst Blue Ribbon on front cover (minor rubbing, shelfwear, minor fraying to outer edge of the sample board), still a VG copy, w/ 4 laid-in Pabst Sales Company memos from Astrup & Swan dated 1949-1951, from collection of Robert Horner, former regional sales agent for Pabst who fortunately ignored the directives to destroy the earlier portions of the manual. First edition of this exceedingly scarce Pabst Blue Ribbon Company salesman sample catalogue and advertising manual. This amazing work is divided into several bulletins which were to be continually updated by the Pabst Brewing sales force and detail the brewing process, Pabst operations, how to place beer cases on the floor, what kind of signage needed to be located in their prospective selling location, a detailed history of the company, and much more. One of the large folding colour diagrams details the brewing process in a colour cut-away view of a Pabst Brewery detailing the innovations by Pabst, including the first use of mash filters in America, sterile air in connection with large open coolers, bottom fermentation yeast for brewing lager beer, sterile liquefying of fermentation carbon dioxide, market beer in cans nationally, and high pressure speed bottle filters. Pabst had originated the use of a blue ribbon tag to be affixed to each bottle or beer in 1882 in order identify their brew. By 1889 they were advertising this blue ribbon, and promoting it as a Select brand. Of special interest is the wonderful sample leaf with its original period samples offers an invaluable historical reference for the brewing ingredients and processes in post-World War II America. No copies located in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 47514

Book Description: Bishops Fabrics, ca 1965, [n.p., 1965. Oblong elephant folio. 20 x 12.5 x 5.5 in. 47 leaves w/ 628 fabric & trim samples tipped in on thick boards, acralon, Kanekalon, Nylon, Vectra Olefin, Rayon, Acrylic blends, cotton, cotton-rayon blends, Crushed velvets, Hobnail Velvets, Flocked Crushed Striae, Tufted, Tweeds, Plaids, and more. Brown cloth post-binder, white illustration & lettering on front cover, plastic white handle on spine, flap with snaps on fore-edge (some soiling to fore-edges, some wear to leaves, minor rubbing, very minor tide-mark to gutter margin of first couple leaves, light occasional foxing to fore-edges), still a VG- exemplar with samples in excellent condition. First edition, thus, of this stunning salesman sample catalogue for interior design which was intended by the Bishops Fabrics Manufacturing Company based out of Pennsylvania to supply high quality fabrics from Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, and domestic manufacture, in order to make every homemaker a decorator. This catalogue offers an astonishing array of colours, textures, and styles reflecting the explosion of vibrant and psychedelic designs which were used in sofas, beds, carpets, drapes, wallcoverings, and more during the 1960s. There is a significant section devoted to the richness of jewel tone fabrics reviving the art nouveau and excess decor common to the period. This sample catalogue illustrates how large, bold patterns in brightly coloured combinations with primary colours and geometric shapes were applied to bedspreads, curtains, cushions, wall coverings, and more. There are examples of imported brocades, multipurpose satin jacquard fabrics, patterned & loose woven textured cottons, antique satin cottons, Japanese Kanekalon fabrics -- many of them available in the vivid avocado, harvest gold, Persian blues, moss greens, pumpkin, brass, ruby red, bronze, coin gold, mango orange, and more which filled the 1960s interiors at the time. In addition, the first third of the catalogue is devoted to fire resistant, or fire retardant fabrics which began to be used heavily in interior design during the late 1950s and beyond. See: Nielson, Interior textiles: fabrics, application, and historic style; Resene, 1960s colours and styles, The Swinging Sixties. Bookseller Inventory # 46935

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Book Description: Jablonex, ca 1950, Jablonec Nad Nisou, Czechoslovakia, 1950. Thick 12mo. (5.5 x 6.5 x 1.75 in.).[2] pp., 4 leaves on thick card stock, with 140 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 with facets, all marked with series & product numbers. Original blue cloth post binder, decorative rivets on spine, silver lettering on front cover, rounded corners, each leaf mounted on linen hinges, wood covered w/ blue linen dividers between the leaves (minor shelfwear, rubbing), still a VG bright example. First edition of this rare 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 over concave shaped solid buttons, many of them made of coal glass which include such colours as brown, yellow, red, vivid blues, greens, oranges, ivory, black and even some striped. 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 1950s. 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. Jablonex glassworks was the Czechoslovakian state glass company in Jablonec Nad Nisou which absorbed a number of pre-World War II glassmaking facilities, and continued to make beautiful Czech glass, and were especially known for their beautiful glass beads. No copies located in Worldcat; 1 copy at Corning Museum of Glass. Bookseller Inventory # 47508

Book Description: Detmer, Bruner & Mason, Inc., ca 1925, New York, 1925. Oblong folio (14 x 7.5 in.). [6], 28 pp., 30-62 leaves, 63-65 pp. containing 299 silk, wool-blend, linen, muslin, felt, jacquard silk, and other fabrics mounted on leaves, 3 leaves contain samples mounted and framed between leaves illustrating silks; 100s of illustrations in illustrated ads, verso of all textile sample leaves printed in red. Simulated black leather post binder, nickel posts at gutter margin, black silk braid to hang the catalogue, illustration of globe and lettering in white on front cover, printing in red & black on endpapers (minor wear, some scuffing to fore-edges & corners, occasional offsetting from dies in the fabric samples), still a VG exemplar. First edition of this scarce and complete tailors trimmings catalogue. This catalogue offers an indispensable guide to the tailoring supplies, and linings for men's suits, men's overcoats, shirts, trousers, as well as women's coats and hats during the Jazz Age. Detmer, Burner & Mason include illustrated advertisements and price quotes for braids for military uniforms, World's Best sewing silk thread, Goertz Seam Rippers, Heinisch's tailor's shears and buttonhole cutters, hangers, shoulder pads, silk coat labels, electric irons, custom made coat fronts, velvet collars, suit boxes, and much more. Detmer, Bruner & Mason had been formed from four large suppliers of wool fabrics, tailor's trimmings, and tailoring supplies in 1922, and immediately began issuing the lavish catalogues claiming to be the world's best supply house for the tailoring operations in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and other major fashion companies. Worldcat locates 1 copy of later catalogue (No. 108 -- American Textile History Museum Library). Bookseller Inventory # 47498

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