[Faux Books] Deskset Set of Six Faux Books, with a classic Art Deco period bucolic cottage image spanning all the spines, and a dedicated bookrest for the set

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Handsome desk set of faux books! N.d., circa 1940-1942, based on the quintessential image, one represented in paper catalogues of that date. Each volume is a miniature, measuring 6 by 4 cm. The bookcase is 14.5 cm across, 7.5 cm tall and 7 cm deep. Each faux book box is given a volume number and title: Vol. I, Gummed Labels, Vol. II, Rubber Bands, Vol. III, Gummed Patches, Vol. IV, Key Tags, Vol. V, Paper Clips, and Vol. VI, Stamp Container. The boxes open like matchbooks, and all of them are full with what appears their original content other than the Gummed Patches and Stamp Container boxes, which are empty. It is the ensemble, with the matching inclined bookshelf, that makes this such an appealing antique item. See Dubansky, "Blooks", p. 66. The design was introduced in "What's Next" published by Dennison, July/August 1940 and featured in their catalogue for 1942A few dings and other minor wear to the boxes. As a whole entity, near fine.

Title: [Faux Books] Deskset Set of Six Faux Books, with a classic Art Deco period bucolic cottage image spanning all the spines, and a dedicated bookrest for the set

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Categories: Decorative Antiques, Faux Books, Miniature Books, Art Deco,

Publisher: Boston, Dennison Mfg. Company:

Binding: Paper pastedown on card stock boxes

Book Condition: Near Fine

Item lbs: 3.00 Item lbs

Seller ID: 004429