1890s Catherine Klein Painting Booklet , Rose Postcards

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  • Sold Date: Jul 29, 2009
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1890s Catherine Klein Painting Booklet , Rose Postcards

The title of this 5 7/8" by 7" soft-cover booklet is "The Queen Of Flowers Painting Book". The front cover has a chromolithograph of red roses with the signature "C. Klein" below it, and on the back cover is an illustration of a bunch of grapes with the words "Illustration from 'Fruits to Paint' Painting Book". No publisher's name is marked, nor is t a date, but it was probably printed in the 1890's. Inside the covers are eight pages, each with two perforated postcards. One page has the cards printed in color (chromos), the facing cards have the same two images lightly printed in gray -- you would use the pre-colored cards as "color studies" for painting the matching cards. T are eight of the chromolithograph postcards, all different, and all of roses. Inside the front cover are some painting instructions and color-mixing tips. I believe this to be a RARE booklet. (IMPORTANT: Please see "Condition", below, and be sure to view the pictures.) CONDITION : Front cover has a 1" tear, light edge and corner wear. Back cover has a 1" tear and some tiny spots. Spine is worn and splitting, with some missing paper. All 16 postcards are present (8 colored, 8 uncolored). Five are detached from the perforations. One of the uncolored ones has a few smudges of watercolor paint. Cards have

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