Bay City, Michigan: The Aladdin Company, 1919. First edition. Decorated Wraps. 12mo (5 1/4 x 8 1/4). pp 118. Wonderfully illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, including several fold-out pages. Fair, most of spine missing. Item #19419
A delightful early hard-cover catalog from one of America's first kit home manufacturers. A local competitor of Lewis (manufacturer of Liberty Homes), Aladdin offered a variety of vacation homes, garages, and barns to the mass market. "They offered numerous Bungalow types as well as larger Craftsman and Georgian Colonial Revival homes. Throughout the period of 1910 to 1940, Aladdin offered over 450 different models. Catalogues changed each year reflecting consumer preferences. These catalogues are highly prized for their creative graphics and art work." (from an online article posted by the Arts & Crafts Society) A scarce and beautiful catalog.