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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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Specimens: A Stevens-Nelson Paper Catalogue, New York, The Stevens-Nelson Paper Corporation, n.d. [c.1953], first edition, sm folio (12" x 10"), HB, decorative paper boards, (pattern in turquoise & white by Curwen Press) , 1/4 black leather spine w/ gilt titles, VG / no slip case. Edgeworn boards yellowed, a few light stains and scoring to outer boards, corners exposed, interior clean & tight.

107 ll. Incredibly beautiful printing and papers. Partial index includes block printing, calligraphy, collotype, drawings, etchings, gravure printing, letterpress, lithos, monotype, parchment, rice paper, vellum, & many other samples. 150+ designers & printing companies represented. Credits on rectos of each leaf.

"A catalogue of the finest printing and art papers in the world. they are made by hand, or by hand in conjunction with the mould machine, in a tradition that is centures old...This catalogue, which has been produced jointly by Stevens-Nelson and the mills represented, is an extension of the series of broadsides issued from 1901 to 1949 by Japan paper Company and The Stevens-Nelson Paper Corporation, and designed or printed by Goudy, Rudge, Marchbanks, Gilliss, Updike, Rogers, Cleland, Dwiggins, Teague, and other great American typographers and printers...."    [Book ID # 1817]


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