ATKINSON SIGN PAINTING - 1909 [1st Ed]
"Atkinson" Sign Painting Up To Now
by Frank H. Atkinson
A complete "self-educational" manual on the art of advertising through sign painting and decoration. From the choice of materials and the making of the panel to the different alphabets, styles and presentations, this is an easy-to-read, step-by-step, detailed and thoroughly illustrated guide to any visual advertising business. 378 pages. 13 x 10 inches.
FIRST EDITION. Illustrated with black & white photographs and diagrams. Many minor composites and 96 LayOuts + text. Lesson sheets, review questions and index at end of volume.
Published by: Frederick J. Drake & Company, Chicago, 1909.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Volume is in very good condition with mild signs of aging and wear on covers and inside.
- Color illustrated covers show mild overall toning and occasional darkening and small stains mostly on back.
- Boards have firm edges which exhibit some slight occasional bumps, occasional rubbing, and a 3/4" scuff on back near upper left corner. (See photos)
- Corners are gently bumped with minimal rubbing on lower back.
- Spine has black text and displays moderate overall fading and darkening.
- Spine ends are softened with rubbing of shoulder ends.
- Binding is fragile and has some play yet all pages are present.
- Endpapers show moderate to severe signs of aging from toning, some shadows and scarce foxing and staining. (See photos)
- Interior is gently age-toned with occasional light pencil/finger stains and some scarce creases near page corners.
- Front fep has beautiful ownership signature.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Text block edges show moderate age-toning with a small stain on head and foxing along foot.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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