Chicago Mail Order Co. Summer Sale Catalog c. 1938 illustrated clothing adBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Americana, Vintage Advertising, Shopping, Mail Order Catalogs, Chicago Mail Order Co., Women's Clothing, Men's Clothing, Household Goods).
Published c. 1938, Chicago, Illinois by Chicago Mail Order Co.
127 pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Illustrated including color plates interspersed throughout.
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers, saddle stitched. A compendium of what America could shop for at this pre-WWII era moment in time. Rare survival in any condition, like today virtually all copies would have been thrown out after Aug. 31st since they were no longer useful.
Booklet is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Catalogue is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, short edge splits of nicks, corner creases, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, catalogue remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The catalogue displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 9" H x 6 1/2" W.