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Title of Vintage Rare, Special Interest Treatise Book: “Fur Truths - The Story of Furs and the Fur Business”.
***This is the rare/scarce/hard to find 1927 first edition hardbound volume of this book!
***Also included with this book is an “American Fur Designer” order form paper insert.
Book Preface Excerpt: “...Retailers of furs, and consumers as well, have long needed a treatise that would frankly and connectedly expose fur truths in relation to their respective interests...
For easy reference, this treatise subdivides the business of furs into five major divisions, viz.: Raw Furs; Dressed & Dyed Furs; The Making of Fur Wearables; Wear & Care of Furs; and Buying & Selling of Furs.
Just as all of the processes to which furs are subjected relate one to the other, so each division bears upon the others. Manifestly a person interested in the Wear & Care of Furs, need read but this section; but for an understanding of furs and fur worth such a person should find interest in the entire treatise.
In the sale of furs at retail, a reasonable knowledge of furs and fur purposes is essential on the part of the salesperson, in order to render a reasonable degree of service to the customer. Such knowledge is not only helpful to the consummation of the sale, but in assuring to the customer that degree of satisfaction which is a forerunner to another sale in the future. These considerations have governed the selection of material in this book.”
Author(s): Abraham Gottlieb
Illustrated/Illustration: Illustrated with black & white/B&W photographs & illustrations.
Category/Subject/Genre: Nonfiction - Furs; Fur Trade; Fur-bearing Animals.
Special Attributes: Also included with this book is an “American Fur Designer” order form insert.
Format(s)/Binding(s): Hard cover/hardbound; wine cloth; gilt titles.
Dust Jacket(s): None as issued/published.
Date of Publication/Copyright: 1927
Publisher/Printer & Location Published/Printed: Harper & Brothers Publishers - New York ; Printed in the U.S.A.
Edition(s): Stated 1st/First Edition
ISBN #: N/A
Page Count/Total of Numbered/Paginated Pages: 105 numbered pages.
Ex-Library/Ex-Remainder Volume(s): NO!
Size/Measurements: 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"
Quantity: One (1)
Condition Summary: Book is odor-free, and remains in overall good collectible condition (particularly given the age and rarity of this edition) (see below specifics). This is a nice copy of a very scarce title!
Detailed Condition Description Specifics:
*Exterior Covers & Edges: Gold lettering on cover remains as vibrant as when the book was new, with only a handful of missing specks in the border portion surrounding the title. Evinces a normal modicum of shelf wear to edges and surface handling. There is a round color loss spot on the front cover. Some of the corners are worn/rubbed through (cloth is wearing off).
*Binding(s)/Spine(s): Binding exhibits some color fading (its burgundy coloration is a bit lighter than the front and back covers). Back cover/interior hinge is open but hinge remains intact. (essentially, there is the beginning of/ partial separation of back cover from spine).
*Interior Contents: All pages are present and intact (there are none missing, torn or loose). There are no noted writing or markings. Former owner’s name is ink-inscribed on front loose endpage. There are some liquid stains, mostly visible in between the front cover and loose endpaper, which becomes less/only intermittently visible throughout the remainder of the book. It does not carry over onto any of the text or photos. Pages exhibit aging coloration that is normal and natural for the age of book and type of paper used.
*Truths About Raw Fur
*A Fur Dictionary
*Truths About Dressing & Dyeing Furs
*Truths About the Making of Fur Wearables
*Truths About the Wear & Care of Fur
*Truths About the Buying & Selling of Furs
*The Human Side of the Fur Industry
*First Auction Sale of the New York Fur Auction Sales Corp., January 25th, 1916
*Hudson Bay Beaver
*Cross Fox, Red Fox, Silver Fox
*American Eastern Mink
*A Collection of White Fox Skins on Display
*A Convention of Seals on Pribilof Island During the Mating Season
*An Exhibit of Raw Silver Fox Pelts