1895 · Paris
by Uzanne, Octavo (and) (Collection Polychrome)
Paris: Felix Jeven, 1895. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two late 19th century French titles, related by the theme of 19th century French women's fashion, uniformly bound by Stikeman & Co for Charles Scribner's Sons, likely out of Scribner's flagship store in Manhattan, likely 1920s. Both bound in highly-polished navy blue quarter leather with raised bands over French (or French-styled) floral-patterned paper, gilt top edge The two titles are: UN SIECLE DE MODES FEMININES 1794 - 1894. Paris: G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle, 1896. Part of the Collection Polychrome series. 8vo, 20 pages of text followed by almost 200 full page colored plates, two for each year 1794 - 1894, picturing all manner of women's costume. Printed at La Maison Charaire, Paris - Sceaux. Fine copy. Uzanne, Octave. L'ART ET LES ARTIFICES DE LA BEAUTÉ. Paris: Felix Jeven, nd (c. 1895). 8vo, 320pp, illustrated with line drawings detailing all manner of women's toilet and personal beauty and dress: make-up; hair-dyes and wigs; corsets, undergarments, and faux appas ("false charms" aka falsies); hairstyles; laces; veils; furs; mufs; boas; capes; gloves, etc.
(Inventory #: 012116)