First edition. 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" in color pictorial wrappers showing the "man of the house" reading in front of a glowing stove, while his wife and children cook the dinner. 96, A-H pp. Text and illustrations printed in red & black with hundreds of text illustrations, decorative initials. Order sheets printed on color-tinted paper. Price-list dated March, 1911, laid-in. Detailed information about, descriptions and illustrations of and measurements for their various stoves and ranges, Scarce stove catalog for the storied Michigan Company. Founded in 1902, the company built several million stoves and furnaces, which were wood, coal, and gas fired, and employed thousands of workers in Michigan. The company played an integral role in the development of the stove industry with innovations such as oven door mounted thermometers, glass viewing windows which allowed cooks to see the food cooking, and more. Price list with light wear to edges. Light soiling and edgewear to wrappers with light creasing at lower corner. Wear to spine along and with small scrape to top of front panel as well as a puncture and scrape to center of front panel, with puncture holes passing through to first few pages.
Inventory Number: 44880