Crown Bead Import Co. c. 1910's Illustrated Mail Order Catalog jewelry pursesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Catalogs, Beads, Arts & Crafts, Illustrated Books).
Crown Bead - Import Co. Catalogue: Beads of Every Description, Bags and Bag Frames, Crystal Leaves and Trees, Ornaments.
Published c. 1910-30's (?), New York by Crowd Bead Import Co.
44 pages plus wrapper covers. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with full page b&w photos of various beads and related items.
Publisher's paper wrappers. Scarce survival.
Catalogue is over 110 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Paper covers age worn, crease down center (from original mailing?), rear cover torn with some loss at bottom 1/4, remains overall clean and attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, signs of handling, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The fragile pamphlet 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 antique item survives.
Covers measures c. 9 1/4" H x 6" W.