DEN SVENSKA TÄNDSTICKSINDUSTRIENS HISTORIA: före de stora sammanslagningarna
Edition: First edition.
Stockholm: Bokförlaget Natur Och Kultur, (1945). Number 5 of an edition of 200 numbered copies. Octavo, half faux vellum and tan grained boards, spine gilt lettered, top edge gilt. pp (xviii), 429 + 4 portraits. Numerous photos, illustrations, facsimiles, charts, in text. Tipped in at front are five pages of colour samples of Swedish of matchbox labels. Light rubbing toward centre of spine, a few tan spots to boards on rear cover, offsetting on the pages facing the colour label, else fine. Front free endpaper has a rubber stamp and an ink inscription "To Sir Clarence Bartholomew. The record of the beginnings of a collaboration harmoniously approaching its 100th anniversary. Sincerely, Axel Brandeis. 28/12 1945". Sir Clarence was Managing Director of the British Match Corporation. He was named in a 1944 complaint filed by the US Dept. of Justice against the international cartel which controlled the manufacture and distribution of safety matches. 1.5 kg parcel
Condition: Binding: Hardcover