Chicago. Architectural Decorating Company. 1912.
Illustrated booklet, 9.25 x 6 inches, 23 pp. Covers somewhat abraded, short tears on free edge, 2 inch crease at bottom right corner of cover continuing through the booklet. Pencil scribble (erased) on verso of front cover; numerals in pencil on back cover. Better than fair, less than good condition. An interesting publication with emphasis on fittings to enhance gardens of considerable size--not the back yards of hoi polloi homeowners. Beefy structures (vases, pedestals, sun-dials, balustrades, fountains etc.) are pictured throughout the booklet. The firm also manufactured decorative friezes for installation in public buildings (libraries, banks, etc.) Noteworthy is the material used to create these decorative fixtures. The booklet states "For many years we have manufactured an artificial stone which we have found to withstand the tests of all weather, and does not require painting or rubbing. It is equal to the natural stone in durability, and will stand against all climatic changes." Thus peace of mind is assured for those persons pursuing perpetuity in their "Garden Furniture." An uncommon booklet in fair +/good- condition; only one WorldCat listing. Item #50436