Confection Pour Enfants Album d'enfants: Henriette Brouwers

Confection Pour Enfants Album d'enfants

Henriette Brouwers

Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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An extraordinary notebook on children's clothing designs, replete with colorful cut-outs and Art Nouveau border decorations done entirely by hand. N.d., circa 1930. Unpaginated, with about 60 pages of text and illustrations, with a few blank sheets in the rear. The term, "notebook", reallly doesn't do this album justice, as it was clearly intended to be an object of beauty and pride, and it is plausible that the student even had vague notions of having this published. While it runs through the technical steps in the fabrication of all kinds of garments to be worn by children, the notebook or album can be fully appreciated just for its aesthetic unity and other virtues. The designs of the cut-outs mostly hark to the kind of children's wear of the twenties to even the forties, while the ornamentation is typical of earlier decades. The cursive handwriting is uniform and handsome without being a showy calligraphy, other than the headings, which are somewhat fancier. Generally the structural aspects of the designs are rendered by hand directly into the book while examples are represented by paper cutouts, with the cuts done with great care and precision. There are tissue guards between all the paper leaves. Minor wear to the pages and tissue guards. Slight bowing to the boards. Bookseller Inventory # 002400

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Title: Confection Pour Enfants Album d'enfants

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good Plus

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Antiquarian books of all kinds, with emphases on color plate books, decorative arts, foreign literature (German, French, Italian, Spanish), children's literature, philosophy, sporting (equine, hunting, shooting).

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