Schoenenwerd (Switzerland): L'Imprimerie Kreis a Bale, 1901. First edition. Slim quarto [31 cm] Original brown cloth backed thick pictorial cardboard covers. Tan floral endpapers. With three full-page bright color plates of shoe samples, four phototype plates, and numerous black and white photo reproductions and line drawings. Very good. The covers have a general layer of light soiling and staining, the boards are a bit creased, and the underlying boards are exposed at the edges. There are thin cracks in the endpapers along the hinges, however the book is very sturdy. The tissue guards and the phototype plates are mildly foxed, the preliminary and terminal leaves are more heavily foxed, and there is very occasional minor soiling on the pages. Item #45498
A 50-year celebration of the internationally acclaimed shoe company, Bally, with a history, photos, and color plates of their shoes and more.