Unique Vintage Sample Book of Various Printed Motifs for Faience and Ceramics (Floral, Fruits, Allegoric, Decorative, Children's, Historical Figures, Animals).
[J.C. König & Ebhardt]
J.C. König & Ebhardt (Hannover).
Folio. Unnumbered. 168 leaves with one sided paste-downs, 19 leaves with paste-downs on both sides. Original bolted 3/4 tan cloth binder over black paper covered boards. J.C. König & Ebhardt sticker with notice on inside of front board. Exquisite sample book of hundreds of striking design and print patterns in a variety of motifs: floral, fruits, children's, allegoric, decorative, historical figures, and animals in various colors and sizes. Some of the children's motifs depict little boys and girls playing together, or with giant snails, frogs, beetles, storks, etc... The historical figures depicted in this work are Washington, Goethe, Wagner, and Luther. Paste-downs on heavy cardboard. Underneath most of the paste-downs are handwritten references in ink. Most of the leaves contain a color scale. Some rubbing along edges of binder. Minor fraying and closed tears along front joint. Binder in overall good, interior complete and in very good condition.
J.C. Konig & Ebhardt (1845-1998) Hannover, Germany. Famous premier German printer and bookbinder, active from 1845 until 1998. Their main office was in Hanover, but they also operated factories in Vienna and London. Important publisher of printed products including postcards. They printed banknotes for the Reichsbank between 1918 and 1923. In 1998 they were purchased by Printcom.
Book ID: 27154