Specimen Book of Gilt Embossed Labels from Hat Maker
Flexible embossed boards bound with two brads. 10.25 x 7.75 inches. B.H.W. Manufacturing (Broadbent's Hat Works) stamp on the cover. Inner covers lined with patterned paper, gilt fabric label and small paper ticket mounted to the inside. Trade card for Walker, Ashworth and Linney Ltd. Very Good with rubbing and soil to exterior, half inch chip to the spine head.
A brilliant collection of manufacturer's gilt stamp labels with great designs and slogans, "Height of Fashion," "Superior Quality," "Stylish Shape," "Superfine," etc. 15 leaves of black paper coated to a smooth leather-like finish, 9 examples on each leaf, plus two heavy card panels at rear with 3 strips of genuine leather on each, showcasing options for the depth of embossing and potential for mixing materials. Those two panels have some darkening around the edges, but the contents are overall Near Fine with the actual samples appearing effectively untouched.