Large folio. New York: A Division of Timely Service Inc., [circa 1950s]. Large folio, 20 x 30”, unpaginated, over 50 full-page screen printed wallpaper samples of varying sizes, with sample numbers and prices to verso, sample names are printed to the outer margins in a variety of colors. Original bolted white cloth, with company logo and address stamped to upper board in black and olive-green. Edges and corners slightly bumped, some scattered scuff marks, some small tears and sqaures cut out of a few samples; very good. An extra-large wallpaper sample book, featuring innovative designs in bright colors. Designs include multi-colored diamond patterns, six-pointed stars, mosaics, topiaries, suns, fish, forests, pineapples, Ohio stars, field flowers, “Normandie” farm scenes, floral patterns, calligraphic “flourishes,” foliage, alphabets, and coleus designs. Several are named after Italian cities. (Inventory #: 108586)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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