Inks - Offset - Trade catalogue: Gebr. Schmidt GmbH Druckfarbenfabriken. (Cover title)

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Gebr. Schmidt GmbH Druckfarbenfabriken. 8vo, 21cm X 14cm, 224 leaves + text, Gebr. Schmidt GmbH Druckfarbenfabriken, Berlin und Frankfurt, o.J. (c.1930).

With 224 leaves, each with a colour sample (partly in multi-colour printing, also some 16 sheets on variously coloured semi-stiff papers). Grey paper-covered boards, titled in blue, red, black and greed in 'Kabel-style'. Canvas back with screws. A near fine copy.

Only individual sections of this item in the German National Library in Leipzig can be traced by us (dated there "1938?"). It is a quite superb catalogue from the company founded in Bockenheim near Frankfurt in 1878. The headquarters were relocated to Berlin in 1928. The fact that Berlin is placeed in front on the title-page perhaps thus suggests the 'thirties as does the typography and layout. Kabel was a display type oof the late twenties however (Klingspor, 1927), so the GNL date seems too late. The printed leaves have repetitive motifs (by A.Brinder? Goovaerts, GIP) in different colours and on different papers. In addition to coloured and black offset printing, the book displays special inks such as poster colours, gloss colours and opaque colours.

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