New Bond Street, London. Asprey and Co. Ltd. No date [1930s]. Wood-effect paper-covered boards, backed with vellum spine. 207 illustrated pages. 43 hors-texte plates, the vast majority with colour illustrations. 290 x 225mm (11½ x 8¾"). 1.6kg. . English. Very good; slight shelf wear to boards, lightly bumped at head of spine, binding lightly shaken but remains sound; contemporary notice of price increases tipped-in to title-page, internally clean.
The sought-after Art Deco trade catalogue produced by the luxury goods firm Asprey & Co. in the 1930s. The catalogue is extensively illustrated with multiple items on every page, each with a price and dimensions. Included in the book are dressing cases, luggage cases, jewellery, watches, cigarette cases, purses, books, stationery, silverware, tableware, motoring goods and cocktail cabinets. An invaluable resource for collectors, dealers and designers of luxury goods.
Loosely inserted is the 12 page mini Apsrey catalogue 'The Story of Royal Worcester China' by John Drinkwater.