From July 9th to October 19th 1986, there was an exhibition at the Faber-Castell castle (schloss), celebrating the company’s 225th anniversary. This book accompanied the exhibit.
The bookmark in the following photo didn’t come with the book, but seems as good a place as any to keep it. NB: The young boy in the left-hand corner of the photo is Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell:
There are some great period photos from the ’20s and ’30s of the manufacturing process:
I’ve mentioned the Newark branch of A.W. Faber, which was confiscated by the U.S. government under the aegis of the Alien Property Act in 1918. Here is a period photo of the premises (+1 for the period after “FABER” on the sign):
There are also some color reproductions from 19th-century catalogs:
The book is written in German except for the captions, which are also written in English.
Thanks to Matthias for scoring a copy Das Bleistiftschloss for me.