Unpaginated (circa 36 pp.) promotional history of the French paper manufacturer who specialized in producing cigarette papers, with text in French, English, and Spanish, walking through the entire paper production process ,from the raw materials to pulp, all the way through to the finished product, with four-page double-fold at the center of the booklet highlighting the machinery which transforms the pulp to paper, and original printed tissue paper overlay listing the locations of JOB in France, Algeria, England, Belgium, and Switzerland. Profusely illustrated throughout , primarily from industrial photographs. Some very minor wear and soiling along edges. Small folio. Original embossed wrpps., some very minor chipping and abrasions to covers. Paris (Paul-Martial) n.d. (circa 1938?).
A wonderfully designed, well-illustrated, and beautifully printed booklet detailing the history of Société JOB. The company was founded by Perpigman pharmacist Jean Bardou in 1838, who first branded his products "J.B." with the letters separated by a diamond. This booklet was issued upon the occasion of the company's 100th anniversary, and the text within proclaims, "...and the soul of the French craftsman reveals itself at every turn in this far-seeing industrial organization." Rare; as of October 2020, OCLC locates only two holdings worldwide and none in a North American institution.
Book ID: 51039