The Rarer Wools. Decorations by W.R. Lawson.

  • Harrison, E.S.
  • Elgin: James Johnson & Co. Woolen Manufacturers 1940


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8vo, pp. [24]. Printed in red and black. Stitched as issued in self-wrappers. Wrappers a touch soiled.


A scarce promotional booklet for some of Johnson's more exotic yarn offerings - among them camel, musk ox, llama and angora - with text written by the firm's chairman elaborating on their origins. It is strikingly presented, with attractive arts and crafts style borders printed in red or black, a number of attractive illustrations of the various animals, and, regrettably, a racist depiction of a black woman. Library Hub records just three copies, at Edinburgh, NMS, and London Met, with a 1938 limited printing at NLS.

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