Gorgeous fold out leather bound salesman sample of 91 (ninety one) chromolithographs of vegetables, fruits, flowers and trees. Each measure 8-1/4 x 5-1/4" and all with the exception of one were done by Dewey of Rochester, NY, the odd one out was printed by Mensing & Stecher.
The book of plates unfolds to reveal sections of four plates attached with a maroon ribbon on the backside.
Condition is overall VG+ with one print having a chip out of one corner, light foxing and faint penciling in the margins of the flower plates. The leather cover is original as are the marbleized boards and ribbons.
Considered by many as folk art, these prints are links to a much different period in our history.
The owner of this catalog, John J. Joyner, was from Solon, New York and served with Company A of the Tenth New York Calvary during the Civil War. After mustering out in 1865, he moved with his wife, Dorcas Cole Joyner, to Cortland New York and worked as a wagon maker and nurseryman. In 1880 he & his family homestead in Custer County Nebraska where he became School District Treasurer and Justice of the Peace.
Item ID: LLL2540
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