cloth-backed boards, later cardboard slipcase
1921 · Mittineague
by Munsell, A.H.
Mittineague: Strathmore Paper Company, 1921. cloth-backed boards, later cardboard slipcase. tall 4to. cloth-backed boards, later cardboard slipcase. 28, (4) pages followed by the 19 paper samples and folded specimen sheets. Accompanied by additional sample sheets numbered 20 to 46 which are loosely inserted. 2 volumes. Includes text illustrating the application of the system by T.M. Cleland, who also designed the book and provided the decorations on the color sheets along with Rudolph Ruzicka. Includes a separately-issued portfolio of sheets of cover paper intended to be used with the book to provide examples of a wide combination of colors. It is very difficult to find this excellent example of American design work with the separate sheets. The separately issued specimen sheets (number 20 to 46) are loosely inserted in the back and the paper folder that was issued to keep them together is not present. Covers soiled and spotted with rubbing along edges. Name in ink on front cover. Back inside hinge cracked from the inserted extra specimens.
(Inventory #: 121620)