1920's - 30's Original German Fabric Sample Book: n/a 1920's - 30's Original German Fabric Sample Book: n/a 1920's - 30's Original German Fabric Sample Book: n/a 1920's - 30's Original German Fabric Sample Book: n/a

1920's - 30's Original German Fabric Sample Book


Published by NP n/d, NP
Condition: Good Hardcover

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Elephant Folio. 170 leaves. Maroon half-leather over decorative paper-covered board with paper labels glued to cover and spine. A unique collection of more than 1,000 different textile samples, roughly 2 1/4 x 5 3/4" in size, with an abundance of vibrant Art Deco designs. They are organized in five series without any descriptive text but contain stamped series numbers in Roman numerals on each page and handwritten Arabic numbers next to each of the textile samples. This extraordinary collection covers a wide range of colors and designs ranging from subtle, at times sparse application of lines to dense abstract, yet floral like and ornamental designs. In absence of any descriptive text I can't help but think of them at times as precursors to the delicate designs of Issey Miyake or the more forceful designs of Jhane Barnes.The samples are mounted to the gray, heavy paper stock pages, at times front and back of leaves, with paper remnants of paper label on spine. The inside cover contains sticker reading Geschäftsbücherfabrik (Business Record Books Manufacturer) C.A. Kaap, Ebnat-Kappel, and a large white sheet pasted to the inside cover containing design numbers and corresponding page in handwriting. A number of post-it stickers, in yellow and rose color, with handwritten numbers throughout the catalog suggests that the book was in use, according to the official post-it history, sometime after 1980.Age wear and staining on binding. Wear along edges of first leave with tears and chips at lower right corner and a few of the cloth samples torn or missing. Second leave with moderate chips in same place as first leave, here not affecting samples. Leaves reinforced with tape at foredge throughout. Creasing to pages throughout. Binding in overall good, samples in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 23987

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Title: 1920's - 30's Original German Fabric Sample ...

Publisher: NP n/d, NP

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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