Swatch book and price list, mens suitings, cardboard/paper/fabric, G & R Wills & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1912-13.
Swatch book: a large hard-cover swatch book containing 28 card pages bearing mounted samples of mens wool suiting fabrics together with illustrations of mens suits, trousers and waistcoats. The binding of the swatch book has a black leather-look finish and the front cover is ornamented with a vertical decorative gold band near the spine and is inscribed with gold lettering: 'THE/COMPACT/SAMPLE/BOOK/SUITINGS/COATINGS AND/TROUSERINGS./Summer 1912-13./G.& R.W./M.'. Those pages bearing illustrations of suit styles are decorated with a simple red ornamental border. The fabric swatches, each of which has pinked edges, are mounted within decorative red borders.
Price list: folded leaflet made of white paper printed in brown, 'PRICE LIST/for the Compact Pattern Book/The "NUGGET" Brand/SPECIAL MEASURE ORDERS/G. & R. WILLS & Co.,/MELBOURNE./ARBUCKLE, WADDELL & FAWCKNER, PRINTERS, MELB.'. Contains prices of made to measure and stock size menswear.