Larkin Consumer Home Goods 1931 profusely illustrated American premium catalogBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 20th Century Books, Americana, Periodicals, Magazines, Premium Magazines, Home Goods).
Larkin Co. Inc. - The World's Greatest Premium Values.
Published 1931, Buffalo, New York by Larkin Co.
220 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout, including numerous full page color plates. Great assortment of products, thousands of items and images- a time capsule of consumer goods of this era during the depths of the Depression. Includes supplemental ordering ephemera as well. Scarce.
Great early 20th century American consumer goods mail order catalogue with pleasing visual content.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, light wear, rubbing, small staining, etc. but nothing offensive or major. Overall a nice looking example.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what is likely a scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how the item survives.
Virtually all consumer catalogues of this era are somewhat scarce today as loose complete issues. Like most random survivals of old periodical printing, any specific example (like this one) is likely among a relative handful still extant. As each decade goes back from 1950, the rate of scarcity for any specific catalogue or paper item increases noticeably.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazine remains attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this vintage early 20th century mail order catalogue survives. This item is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazine Measures c. 11" H x 8" W.