AUTOMOBILES. ["Celluco" car colours published by Les Fils Lévy-Finger of Paris]. Comprising 10 cardboard leaves containing a total of 78 inlaid paint samples, plus three loose cardboard leaves containing cut-outs of cars, and rear endpaper with black and white photographic reproductions of factories in Dugny, Brussels, and Casablanca. Large square 4to., 273 x 230 mm, bound in publisher's black bolted binder. Paris: Les Fils Levy-Finger, [ca. 1930].
A trade catalogue of "Celluco" car colours published by Les Fils Lévy-Finger of Paris, an international firm that started as a hardware store in 1855 and expanded into selling eponymous paints and varnishes. The samples include powdered colours; colours crushed with glue; synthetic lacquers; and lacquers for polishing and finishing, all in an excellent state of preservation, offering a rainbow of solid colours and even a few marbled patterns. The cardboard cut-out sheets are used to visualize the different colours as applied to cars. Rear endpaper coming loose otherwise in very good condition.
Item nr. 143515