Prang Drawing Papers for Public Schools
(The Prang Company)

New York: The Prang Company, Small sample booklet of 10 sheets of this manufacturer of papers' wares; no date but circa early 1900s; Louis Prang (1824-1909) A political refugee from Germany in 1848, Prang worked on fashion plates with Frank Leslie before starting his own Boston firm in 1858. He became a pioneer in every aspect of color the end of the century, however, he was indisputably the greatest printer and publisher of books with chromolithographic illustration, bringing the craft to its highest level of achievement." (Reese, Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books, NY 1999); 6 1/4" x 3 1/4" size, stapled illustrated softcover self-wraps; light wear, some chipping to edges of sampes; very good condition. Very Good S (Item ID: 14247)


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