Chicago, Illinois: Aldric H. Worswick Co., 1909. Oblong 8vo. (19.7 x 35.3 cm). Original dark blue paper wrappers, title printed to front cover in black lettering and with decorative border, punch-sewn in the Japanese style with brown silk ribbon. 28 leaves, unpaginated. Color printed and illustrated throughout, with large folding plate affixed to inside back cover. Some light sunning to front cover, a few small closed tears, small paper loss at upper right hand corner of front cover, overall about very good.
A salesman's sample catalogue from the 1909-1910 season, belonging to salesman H.B. Myers as shown on the label affixed to the inside front cover. This colorfully printed catalogue features a variety of scoring cards for card games such as Cinch, Euchre, Game of 500, and Bridge, tally cards, and place cards. Various artwork styles are also featured, including idealized women in the Gibson Girl style, designs inspired by Kate Greenaway or William Wallace Denslow, and some designs drawing on the culture and/or costume of various nationalities such as Japanese, Dutch, Spanish, and Chinese.
This beautifully colored and illustrated catalogue is quite scarce; as of September 2022, OCLC does not locate any holdings of this volume.
Book ID: 52330