L'Histoire Du Costume Feminin De L'an 1037 a L'an 1870
De Giafferi, Paul-Louis

Paris: Editions Nilsson, 1922. F A portfolio of French female costume history, with text and plates, approx. 11" x 15" size; French text throughout; collated complete, with 12 plates per each fascicule; depicting the dress, hats, hair styles, accessories, shoes, decorative qualities of women's garb through the ages, with many illustrations per sheet, all hand colored, often with silver & gold gilt decorations, adding a very rich quality to the work; there are details of the garments shown, depicting drapery and fold, variation in pose of the models, patterns for fabric and elaborate styling; Including: Album 1. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l'an 1037 Ó l'an 1461; Album 2. Les modes de la Renaissance, de l'an 1461 Ó l'an 1574; Album 3. Les modes de Henri III Ó Louis XIII, de lÓn 1574 Ó l'an 1643; Album 4. Les modes sous Louis XIV, 1643-1715; Album 5. Les modes sous Louis XV, 1715-1774; Album 6. Les modes sous Louis XVI, 1774-1789; Album 7. Les modes sous la RÚvolution, 1792-1799; Album. 8. Les modes du 1er Empire, 1799-1815; Album 9. Les modes de la Restauration, 1815-1830; Album 10. Les modes du Second Empire, 1852 Ó 1870; each of the ten parts complete, each with a text section followed by the plates; in addition to the 120 plates called for, each title page of the original covers has a color illustration, as does the final leaf; all is contained in the original blue cloth portfolio cover, with illustrated paper cover title sheet and the remains of the ribbon side-ties; the portfolio cover worn and the illustration darkened, spine end chipped away about 2", old tape repair on the inside of the binding; contents with some edge chipping to sheets, flaking, no loss; the colors bright and vibrant on the plate sheets; an interesting French costume and fashion history compendium in good condition overall. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 22056)


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