TOBACCO CATALOGUE: Oesterreichische Tabak-Regie. Illustrierter Waren-Katalog der Österreichischen Tabakregie.
The first edition of an official catalouge of tobacco products, published in 1928, by the Austria Tobacco Direction, was beautifully illustrated by an Austrian artist Franz von Zülow.
Author: ÖSTERREICHISCHE TABAK-REGIE [Austria Tobacco Direction], text; Franz von ZÜLOW (1883 – 1963), Illustrator.
Place and Year: Steyrermühl 1928.
Technique: 4°: 46 pp. with interleaved 10 colour and black and white illustrations, printed from both sides,  1 blank sheet and 3 illustrated pages, original illustrated wrappers (Very Good, some pages with very light foxing).
A rare beautifully illustrated catalogue with tobacco products was made by an Austrian Tobacco Direction, to present items from their official tobacco factories in Fürstenfeld, Linz, Hainburg, Schwaz, Hallein, Stein, Klagenfurt and two in Vienna. The illustrations showcase cigars, cigarettes, boxes, tobacco, and cigarette paper. The accompanying text describes the products. The photographs on the last pages show the Tobacco Direction and some of the factories.
The illustrations were made by an Austrian artist Franz von Zülow (1883 – 1963), who was known for his paintings and book illustrations.
We could only find three institutional examples (Austrian National Library, New York Public Library and Centre canadien d'architecture).