Achievement in Photo-Engraving and Letterpress Printing. 1927.
Compiled and edited by Louis Flader. Chicago: American Photo-Engravers Association, . Thick folio, heavily embossed glazed black cloth, with red and yellow eagle, and faux leather binding details. Pp. 448; t.e.g., deco ated endpapers. With over 600 illustrations, including 297 full page color & 3 double-page color spreads. An exceptionally fine copy of a monumental trade compilation intended to illustrate the state of the art of printng and photo-engraving in 1927. A detailed technical text, with expert contributions on history and technique, is lavishly illustrated with brilliant impressions of illustrations covering every aspect of current application , contributed by the chief printing houses and representing the very best color and half-tone work at the time. Included are illustrations by J M Flagg, Parrish, Pyle, Wyeth, Rockwell, et al, as well as the finest of commercial and industrial art, covering interior design, packaging, art repros and facsimiles, furniture, costume and fashion, maps, textiles, nursery, automo biles, sporting goods, greeting cards, stationary, etc., etc., etc. A breathtaking panoply in its cumulative effect, and as fine an index to the commercial arts of the time as one could hope for. An uncommon volume and certainly rare in this condition.. (Inventory #: 2394)