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Hair & hat styles in turn-of-century France  

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Album de Coiffures Travesties: Modèles de la Coiffures Française Illustrée - 1st & 3rd series

Mallemont, A., art director


Albert Brunet



Each with 12 hand-colored lithographed plates with multiple images; printed glassine interleaf facing each plate, with descriptions. 35.5x25 cm (13¾x9¾"), original boards. Première Série: second edition; Troisième Série: First Edition.

Marvelous studies of the outlandish hair and beard styles, and hats and related accessories, of France in the latter 19th and early 20th centuries. OCLC lists a copy of each at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France and the University of Miami, in each case the first series is the second edition, as with this set. There are no listings for a second series. With rubberstamps of Lela Laszlo to bottom margins of title pages and some plate margins; stamps of Paris bookseller E. Long to endpapers.

Lot Amendments

Spines partially perished with joints cracking, corners worn; some minor soiling and marginal toning within; about very good.

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