Schoenenwerd (Switzerland): L'Imprimerie Kreis a Bale, 1901. First edition. Slim quarto [31 cm] Original brown cloth backed thin card boards. Tan floral endpapers. Profusely illustrated. 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 boards are lightly stained and creased. 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. French text. Item #45498
A 50-year celebration of the internationally acclaimed Swiss luxury shoe company, Bally, with a history, photos, and color plates of their shoes and more. The company was founded by Carl Franz Bally and his brother Fritz in 1851 and still continues to thrive in the modern era.