La Mode Illustrée Journal de la Famille. Seven volumes. Paris, Firmin Didot Frères, 1862-68.
Folio. A collection of seven volumes issued between the years 1862 to 1868 of this famous French magazine. With 22 coloured engraved plates (some missing) and numerous woodcut illustrations throughout the text depicting clothes, accessories, hairstyles, patterns, etc. Pp. iv, 424; iv, 416; iv, 416; iv, 416; iv, 440; iv, 416; iv, 416. Uniformly bound in contemporary quarter cloth on marbled paper boards, somewhat rubbed. The journal was first published in 1859 and became one of the most important French magazines at the later half of the 19th century. Distributed on a weekly basis, each issue featured a description of women's fashion and hair styles of the day, accompanied by numerous illustrations as well as inserted hand-coloured prints.
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Book number: 100916
€ 1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1655.56 | £UK 1243 | JP¥ 184163]
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