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Art Deco panache from the heyday of sleek fountain pens, featuring the Spanish-made Montjoy. N.d., circa 1920s. Folio, 31 by 24 cm. 9 glossy leaves, each following the title with a color image of the pens and pen sets. These color plates are a composite of photo imaging and illustration. We believe that the designer worked off of photos, but with his original work created something with a distinctly soft lens effect and that is definitely something other than a photo. The first of these plates features five colorfully sheathed fountain pens. The following plates showcase desk sets, with the pens rendered in full color, the base of the pen sets and the background desktop and bric-a-brac in a grainy, ghost-like, black and white the plainness of which highlights the visual excitement of the pens themselves. All the plates have green foliate border frames that augment the toniness of the promotion. The first leaf -- the one non-plate -- provides a brief promotional prologue in Spanish. Brief descriptive captions are provided beneath the plate illustrations. Card stock cover with splatter stain in center.