[San Francisco]: Paul Elder & Co., 1927. No binding. Printed on recto only, approx. 12" by 8", with original mailing label. Good +. Item #CNBR495
A very scarce ephemeral advertising piece sent by Paul Elder & Co., soliciting orders for Christmas Cards "in the fascinating style of the mediaeval scribes.." As of this writing, we see no copies online, nor in various auction websites or databases, our search of OCLC found no copies.
___DESCRIPTION: A single sheet printed on one side only on brown hand-made paper, the verso left blank for folding twice to form a mailer, the advertisement printed in black and red, a line-drawn illustration of a "mediaeval scribe" in black and red, Paul Elder's street address given as 239 Post Street (at which address the firm was from 1921 to 1948), the postmark date a bit blurry but appears to be 1927, addressed on the mailer side to a "Mr. T. [?] L. Fritzen / 3011 Jackson St / City", with a Paul Elder label still attached to the top which would have been used to close the mailer; the paper measures 11 3/4" by 7 7/8" when open.
___CONDITION: A bit better than good, the paper clean, the inks still deep and solid; a fair amount of overall edgewear (the paper being quite brittle) and a closed tear along one fold approx. 1 1/4" long; please see pictures and request more if needed.
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