1926 · New York
by Sugden, Alan Victor and John Ludlam Edmondson
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. VG. Blue cloth boards with gilt ruling, design and lettering on front cover and spine, top edge gilt with others uncut, tipped in color illustrated frontispiece, XIII, 281 pp , 70 tipped in color plates, 190 bw plates. List of illustrations and extensive index. Excerpt from foreword; "The pages, then, that follow are intended chiefly as a tribute to the pioneers whose work, whether in an artistic, a mechanical, or any other capacity, ladi the foundatins of the very important art-industy of manufacturing paper-hangings which has been built up in this country. The scope of the book is as comprehensive as it has been practicable to make it. Beginning with the first crude attempts to use paper bearing a design or picture as a form of decoration in substitution for the costly gilt embossed leathers and figured textiles of the period, the development in technical and artistic achievement is traced down to the year 1914."
(Inventory #: 176383)