Anniversaries (6)

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Den Freunden des Hauses A.W. Faber Castell gewidmet. Firmenschrift zum 1975 jährigen Jubiläum.

This book, 31 x 20 cm with a corrugated board cover embossed with the corporate coat of arms, was published in 1936 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of A.W. Faber-Castell:

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Inside there are 36 pages of handmade paper, which have a consistency similar to construction paper:

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The texture of the paper and the printing have all the hallmarks of letterpress, and the body text is dark green in color (difficult to discern in the photos):

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As you would expect the text focuses primarily on the family histories of the Fabers and Faber-Castells in Germany, but there is also the occasional illustration.

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There isn’t much to see in terms of products though, mostly historical drawings of people and places, including an illustration of the factory in Stein in 1861:

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Toward the end of the book you can see the contemporary state of operations at the factories in Stein and Geroldsgrün:

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While the family history reaches back to 1761 there is an emphasis on more contemporary advancements, such as the Castell pencil line introduced by Count Alexander Graf von Faber-Castell:

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All in all a very interesting and beautifully manufactured publication; it would be interesting to find out how many were originally printed.

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One Response to Anniversaries (6)

  1. Matthias says:

    What a great find!
    The book looks great, but according to your description of the paper etc it must feel even so much better in reality.
    I guess only the official FC archive can rival all the treasures you have stored in your home.

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