Cincinnati, New York,et al:
The Ault & Wiborg Co., 1902. 4to. 9+ x 12.25 inches. Original maroon cloth.
Inlcludes the 20 original letterpress and lithographic designs by Will Bradley. Bambace, pp. 169-175; 180 [wrong dimensions]; Koch, pp. 119-131
An exceptional compendium of advertisements (in fact small posters) produced by the Ault & Wiborg Ink company. "Having exhausted our entire stock of unbound Posters through responding to demands for same, we concluded some time ago to reissue, in pamphlet form, practically all heretofore shown by us, and this Album is the result." -- [page 1] The book contains 57 (of 60) letterpress plates by various designers, reprinting advertisements the company produced from the years 1895-1902. Among the exceptionally designed and colorful images are twenty designed by Will Bradley and one by Louis Rhead. There are also excellent works by Crittenden, Carolyn Huntington, Binner and many others. A sought after volume of plates. There is an additional watermarked advertisement titled "The Song" laid in, that does not appear to be originally part of the volume.
Wear, soiling, and staining to cloth with rubbing to extremities; front free endpaper with creasing at corner and some pencil marks, plates 15, 23 and 35 are lacking, plate 11 with closed tear at bottom slightly affecting the illustration, plate 32 with a 4x3" section cut away at top corner, a few other plates with minor closed tears at edges not affecting the artwork, all plate colors bright, some with light toning, a few with fingerprints in margins; very good. Item #51-1772