Lot 97 of 257:
Baum's Art of Decorating Dry Goods Windows 1900 scarce  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$4,200
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
The Art of Decorating Dry Goods Windows and Interiors: A Complete Manual of Window Trimming, designed as an Educator in all the Details of the Art....
Author:
Baum, L. Frank
Place:
Chicago
Publisher:
The Snow Window Publishing Co.
Date:
1900
Description:

[5]-319, [2] pp. Numerous plates from photographs, plus illustrations in the text. (4to), original dark green cloth lettered in silver. First Edition.

An extreme rarity for Baum collectors, second only to The Book of Hamburgs. While editing his monthly magazine "The Show Window," Baum prepared and published this detailed handbook for window trimmers. It is written entirely under his own name and based chiefly on his contributions to the magazine. Baughman 92.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Fair amount of rubbing to cloth; foxing to preliminary pages, scattered finger soiling; very good.
 
Item number:
297799
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