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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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Stowell, Kenneth K., prepared by, Home Owners' Catalogs, New York, F.W. Dodge Corporation, 1946, first edition, 4to (11" x 8.5"), HB, Light green cloth boards w/ silver gilt titles & illustration, VG / none as issued. 1" circular stain on front cover, rear board slightly soiled. Age toning to eps.

Unpaginated as a total; some pagination corresponds to various company catalogs bound in (approx. 7/8" thick). Profusely illustrated in b/w and color. Preface entitled, "Building a Home Is a Romantic Experience." For the new-home builder, several catalogs bound together from companies specializing in building materials, equipment, & furnishings each offering a wealth of detailed product information on everything from boilers and new fangled "air conditioners" that are as big as a car; additional products offered include shingles, millwork, linoleum, plumbing fixtures, arches, cabinets, carpets, doors, fireplaces, appliances, glass, insulation, and more; several checklists to aid the homeowner are included. Some of the suppliers are; American CoolAir Corp.; The Stanley Works, Iron Fireman Manufacturing Co., Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co., Westinghouse Electric Corp., Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp., among many. There are numerous illustrations of mid-century style kitchens and bathrooms in extreme colors and wild designs. A delightful look at domestic housing just as the post-war boom was about to commence. Several response cards tipped in. Great color and elaborate advertising.

Please see our listings for Home Owners' Catalogs from other years.    [Book ID # 891]


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