Huge consumer products mail order catalog 1916 Charles Williams NY 1298 pages!Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Americana, Vintage Advertising, Home Goods, books, bicycles, stoves, kitchen ware, automotive, horses, farming, agriculture, china, clocks, Fashion, Toys, jewelry, male and female fashion, home decor, carpets, Guns, Mail Order Catalog, Charles Williams Stores).
Your Bargain Book: Catalog Number Eleven.
Published c. 1916, New York, Charles William Stores.
1,298 pages plus ordering forms. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout, countless thousands of illustrations, some in color.
In relatively poor condition, slightly defective (lacking some pages, some pages torn or dog eared, etc), but typical of how this type of huge early 20th century consumer catalogue tends to survive when they do. Rare in any condition.
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers. A monumental mail order operation and production, like a shopping "phone book" of the era. Virtually every product a consumer would want or think of is shown within, the "Amazon" of the day printed on paper.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding well and heavily age worn, dog eared, shaken, numerous pages loose in middle, some missing pages near center as well, book remains overall attractive as an object. Hours and hours of fun and interesting browsing within.
Paper is toned, some pages loose and edge frayed, etc. A random lucky survival of a huge catalogue of which perhaps more than 99% have been destroyed or discarded over the past 105 years. Rare in any condition.
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. 11" H x 8 1/2" W.