[Switzerland], [circa 1930s]. 2 vols., oblong 4to., unpaginated, hundred of full-page screen printed wallpaper samples, with sample numbers stamped to verso, distributor’s description inlaid to first pastedown. Original bolted green cloth, with company logo and catalogue number stamped to upper board in black. Edges slightly frayed and chipped; internally very good. Swiss wallpaper sample books from the Salubra and Tekko. A collection of washable, lightfast, a other fine wallpapers in a variety of rich colors. Designs are mostly floral, some friezes, geometric patterns, stripes, color blocks, and clearly Bauhaus influenced designs of a more abstract nature. Some photos of the wallpaper in a room design are inlaid to some samples. A beautifully preserved set of sample books. (Inventory #: 108585)
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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