New York: Brunschwig & Fils, Inc., 1976. Hardcover. Elephant Folio (20 x 14"). 62 leaves. Tan bolted half buckram over decorative b/w checkered boards, protected by plastic as issued. Black lettering on cover an spine.
Selection of 56 wallpaper samples presenting a variety of floral and checkered designs, e.g. Japanese, 19th Century, French, 18th Century, French, Louis XIV, England, 18th Century, as well as contemporary designs from America and France. Each sample is displayed full page or double page with 6 x 11.5" sheets tipped in containing printed details of the respective design with name, material, e.g. cotton print, the order number, the colors applied, the format, with an actual sample of the material, e.g. cotton print, glazed Chintz, cotton and linen print, pasted to the sheet. Details of the respective wallpaper includes additional printed information on opposite side or the back of sample, e.g. "Le Matin, No. 10975.06, 26 inches wide, 16 1/2 inch repeat, Le Matin – French, 18th Century. From block-printed Louis XIV design fashioned as a woman's morning dress in the Costume Institute Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art."
Conditions for the sale of wallpapers by the Brunschwig & Fils, Inc. are printed to verso of title page with a printed retail price list, including handwritten prices, pasted to the inside back cover. The general offices of Brunschwig & Fils, Inc. were located at 410 East 62nd St., NY 10021, with branches in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, and Portland. The showroom for the Brunschwig & Fils, Inc. was located at 979 Third Ave. Binding with some wear along foredge and bottom edges, chips and some fraying. Some of the large sample pages have small triangles cut off at the right lower corner, with one medium chip at foredge of one sample. Some age toning and offsetting to printed text pages. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good+ condition. g+ to vg+. Item #43963