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Pamphlets, journals, magazines and, on occasion, books published by a manufacturer to publicize their product lines. Though they have become harder to find, we look for older (i.e. 19th to mid- 20th Century) examples of the genre.

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Glass & Paint, Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., 1923, first edition, 4to (11.25" x 8.75"), HB, navy cloth boards w/ gilt titles & green embossed decoration, VG / none. Edges worn, extremities bumped, endpapers foxed (both). See below.

Paints, Varnishes and Brushes: Their History Manufacture, and Use (Painters, Paperhangers and Glaziers Supplies). 196 pp. Profuse tinted b/w illustrations, some color plates. PP. 194-195 are stuck together. Information on the origins, progress and use of paints & color; proof products; labels, quantities; and the history of the brush with specific attention to bristles.

Glass: History, Manufacture and Its Universal Application. 215 pp. Profuse tinted b/w illustrations, some color plates. Index. Discusses the fabrication and use of plate glass in modern buildings, autos, mirrors, furniture, stores & shop display. Also decorative & glass with particular functions: patterned surfaces, prism, wire, leaded, carrara & black glass.    [Book ID # 1267]

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