Dry Goods by Mail from Jordan, Marsh & Co. Spring and Summer Season, 1886
Dry Goods by Mail from Jordan, Marsh & Co. Spring and Summer Season, 1886
Dry Goods by Mail from Jordan, Marsh & Co. Spring and Summer Season, 1886
Dry Goods by Mail from Jordan, Marsh & Co. Spring and Summer Season, 1886
Dry Goods by Mail from Jordan, Marsh & Co. Spring and Summer Season, 1886
Dry Goods by Mail from Jordan, Marsh & Co. Spring and Summer Season, 1886
[trade catalogs, ephemera]

Dry Goods by Mail from Jordan, Marsh & Co. Spring and Summer Season, 1886


Boston: Press of Cashman, Keating & Co., 1886.

Small 8vo, 111pp, printed in double columns. The well-established Boston company's Spring 1886 mail order catalog, remarkable for its utter lack of illustration--just the company's architectural vignette on the rear cover of the drab chocolate wraps. Instead, the descriptions read like a stream-of-consciousness monologue, largely about under garments, that's difficult to interrupt. In Very Good condition with rubbing/creasing to the wraps, particularly the edges of the spine which has two small holes worn through the wrap. Subtle dampstaining at the inside rear wrap and facing pages, contents still overall bright and clean (and dry). Thoroughly entertaining and not without its typographical merits.