Catalogue Général - Distillerie Pontissalienne - Fabrique d'Absinthe Supérierue.Pontarlier, Doubs: Distillerie Pontissalienne, c.1900 Stock Code: 141557
NotesAttractive brochure with full catalogue of products and prices from a leading manufacturer in "la capitale de l'absinthe" at the turn of the century. Superb chromo. endpapers by A. Waton of St. Etienne, who were specialists in labels and catalogues; Michael Twyman noting that their work "transforms everyday items into objects of beauty." (A History of Chromolithography p. 260).
"Small octavo" (155 x 105 mm). 20 pages. Red crocodile-skin textured paper on stiff card wrappers, title gilt to the front panel. Title page and text in red and black within red frame.
Chromolithographically printed pastedowns, array of medals in metallics to the front, bottle, with seal and cork design within art nouveau panel featuring a spray of wormwood, double-page halftone plate of bottle designs.
A little rubbed, particularly on the spine, else very good.
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