New York, N.Y. Henry S. Northrop. 1902.
Photo-illustrated catalog, 9 x 9 3/4 inches, decorative embossed paper covers, 63 pp. One inch tear at top free edge of cover; a shorter tear on free edge of rear cover. There is a short gouge at center of front cover; paper loss carried through the first 12 pages with diminishing impact. Cover and first page stamped in red with text reading “Boston Office, Room 74, Equitable Building” (Northrop’s Boston office). General light wear to covers and corners. Loose in catalog a folded single sheet price list dated March 15, 1902. Contents of the profusely illustrated catalog are in very good clean condition, with condition issues noted. There is no WorldCat listing for this catalog. The catalog beautifully captures the vanished art of the patterned metal ceiling, with photos picturing both detail and also a sense of the whole, viewed from distance. The detail pictures show a wide variety of intricate patterns for ceilings and their borders, with faux beams a feature of a number of ceilings. Those showing installed patterned ceilings identify some of the buildings in which the ceilings were installed, eg. the Banquet Hall of Pouch Mansion, Brooklyn and St. Leonard's R.C. Church, Boston. Item #53869