F.W. Devoe & Co.: NY, (1883). Item #99-5405
Holt Brothers Catalogue and Label Printers, New York. Color and black and white illus., 8 x 6", maroon stiff wraps, gilt lettering and illus. on front cover, (136pp). Covers well worn, rubbed, vertical crease/fold on both covers, inner hinges cracked, front cover almost detached, contents have light staining to inner margins, occasional smudging, one corner detached, occasional light creasing else good to very good. Well illustrated, over two dozen bright and colorful full and half page illustrations. Frontis shows their factories on Horation and Jane streets in 1883. Some of the contents: tinware, coach and car colors (railroad), painters' supplies, Florentine fresco colors, mathematical and surveying good. Fun illustration of a bug holding a sign "Paris Green Means Sure Death", description says it's "The only sure exterminator of the potato bug and cotton worm." Frederick W. Devoe became a partner with Charles T. Raynolds and Raynolds & Devoe in 1852. They parted ways in the 1870s, the business then became known as F.W. Devoe & Co. Attractive gilt illus. on the front cover of a tin container, wooden bucket with brush and a container of varnishing resting on a bench. SCARCE.