London, South Kensington
21 March 2012
BARBIER, Georges (1882-1932). Journal des Dames et des Modes. Paris: Aux Bureaux du Journal des Dames, 1913-14. Vols II- IV in 3 volumes, 8° (225 x 140mm). Half titles, 184 (of 185) fine hand- or pochoir-coloured plates by Georges Barbier and others, 60pp. of advertisements. (Lacking plate 74, but with an additional unnumbered plate.) Unbound in a contemporary half red morocco box (worn).
A FINE COLLECTION OF FASHION PLATES, LIMITED TO 1279 COPIES on Holland paper. Vols II and III are numbered '789' and vol. IV '1023'. Most of the plates, designed by one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century, are in the art-deco style and others are anticipating the jazz age. Sold as a collection of plates not subject to return. Colas 1567.
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Please note that this lot comprises 184 of 186 plates, and the text for only 15 of the 79 original parts.
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