4to. Milwaukee: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., 1931. 4to., 5 pp., 15 pp., 117 pp., 24 pp., 38 pp., with inlaid paint, stain, enamel, varnish, and bronze powder samples, color and b&w illustrations, and text printed in black and red. Embossed green cloth boards, with title embossed in gilt, joints and board edges are weak and fraying in some spots, otherwise very good. The original salesman’s business card, and a card advertising Christmas gift certificates are both slipped in. First edition. “A wealth of authentic data for Architects is embodied in this book, on the Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Pittsburgh “Proof” Products manufactured by the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. Each major product is fully described. Specifications and directions are given for every practical use. Wherever a line is available in a variety of colors, actual color chips are inserted.” (Inventory #: 108243)
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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