L'Histoire du Costume Feminin Francais (10 Volumes Complete)
by De Giafferri, Paul Louis
Paris: Editions Nilsson, 1922. First Volume Published 1922. Folio. Contents collated and complete. Most folio cover spines are separating/separated, and all covers have "Paris, France: N ilsson - (date) Indexed, # (volume number)" at top left corner in ink. Contents generaly VG-, clean and bright with only a bit of corner wear, as paper has become slightly brittle with age. Volume 7 has some chipping at fore edge and general age toning to edges; cover to Volume 10 is chipped/torn at all edges, as are several of the plates.. Ten separate volumes, each in a paper folio cover with color illus. and black/color lettering in the style of the era of the clothing in that volume. Each volume contains (generally) an 8-page text introduction followed by the 12 loose, color plates. Each cover has a small color illlus. on the back as well. All housed in a grey, archival box with metal corner reinforcements. An oversize and heavy set. Will require extra postage. A stunning set with vibrant color plates of the history of French women's dress from head to toe: hats, dresses, blouses, skirts, scarves, shoes, jackets, accessories, etc. The text for each volume is in French with thorough annotations for each plate, which pictures multiple fashion images. The series follows from The Middle Ages through to the Second Empire. This was published as a subscription series at 25 francs per album, 250 francs for the complete set, and the first folio was published in June 1922.
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