Frankfurt: Ferdinand Flinsch, 1925. Limited first edition. Softcover. 190/200 numbered. Folio. 79 (9)pp. Original textured tan string-bound wraps with embossed company logo in dark and light green on cover. Beveled edges. Decorative endpapers. Logo in green with decorative gilt frame on title page. Lavish production of Ferdinand Flinsch sales catalog for high quality printing paper suitable for precious art reproductions. Includes four page price list at rear, perforated at gutter for easy removal.
Next to offering an array of high quality paper and demonstrating various printing processes and artistic reproductions, the catalog contains the history of the Flinsch family business, early printing and paper manufacturing as well as elaboration on the script as a medium, old illustration techniques, and the beginning of publishing. Beautifully illustrated with numerous halftone reproductions in b/w and color, two original etchings, three hand colored etchings, one heliogravure and high quality offset reproductions. Each page, including tissue papers, with printed info on paper types and their particulars. All pages with printing to one side only, except price list at rear. Text in German. Light wear along edges of wraps with light age toning. Binding in overall very good, interior in very good+ to near fine condition. vg to near fine. Item #43811