Wonderful Art Nouveau Printing Designs Sample Book 1910 Strong Lettering SignsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Printing, calligraphy, hand writing, lettering, sign painting, signage for businesses, commercial illustration art, Visual Arts).
Strong's Book of Designs: A Masterpiece by a Master (In Color) by Chas. J. Strong & L.S. Strong.
Published 1910, Detroit, Michigan by the Detroit School of Lettering.
Book has 90 printed leaves of designs (approx. 28 are in color, rest b&w), all printed on one side only. Text in English.
Profusely illustrated throughout with wonderful art nouveau style designs for sign painters, show card writers, commercial artists, etc. Collection contains air brush designs, poster art, hanging signs designs, theatrical designs, etc, along with nine brand new alphabet styles. Issued by a school of lettering.
Publisher's oblong cloth binding, gilt title lettering.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, remains overall tight, sound, clean and attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound. Many of the printed leaves could easily be framed individually as scarce vintage poster-like images.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8" H x 10 1/2" W.