New York: Willard B. Golovin, Inc., 1941. First edition. Softcover. 1/750. Folio. Unpaginated. , pp. Original mylar over spiral bound illustrated stiff wrappers. Striking colorful catalogues by the New York City based Aberlé nylon and silk manufacturer. The theme of the catalogue featuring the Spring & Summer collection is based on world famous ballets*, while the catalogue featuring the Fall & Winter collection is based on famous dancers.** Both catalogues are illustrated throughout with drawings in vibrant colors by Suzanne McCullough, and contain color screened ballet scenes and swatches of nylon fabric in a variety of colors. Various nylon and silk samples and designs pasted on drawings as issued. Includes color chart of "The ten fashion colors of 1941." Moderate rubbing along edges of wrappers. Some soiling and sunning to back cover of the Spring & Summer 1941 catalogue. Original mylar missing on the same back cover. Spiral binding coil partly missing at lower spine of the Fall & Winter 1941 catalogue. Wrappers in overall good to good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. g to vg. Item #20429
* Symphonie from "The Fantastic Symphony" by Berlioz. Faun from "The Afternoon of a Faun" by Debussy. Pavilion from "The Pavilion" based on music by Borodine. Coq d'or from "The Golden Cockerel" by Rimsky-Korsakov. Gypsy from the opera "Roussalka" by Dargomijskkky. Giselle from the ballet by Adolphe Adam.
** Tanagra, Marie-Anne Camargo, Carmencita, Isadora Duncan, Pavlowa, Zorina. With short text on dancers.