Light shelf/edge wear, "Mr. Horn" in pencil on each wrapper, one supp shows nibbling at a corner, outer wrappers show light to moderate wear, one supp cover shows closed tear with matching interior (see below), else tight, bright and unmarred. Original blue/grey wraps in Ingres like "sugar paper" with deckled edges; uneven sizes; text printed on heavily textured laid rag paper; plates printed on watermarked laid paper (mark of "Journal Des Dames"). Small 8vo. Var. pag. Illust (b/w; hand-colored). Numbered limited edition, this being 1221. 186 hand-colored fashion plates by artists such as Georges Barbier, Leon Bakst, et al. Each supplement has 8 pages of black and white letterpress-printed text and typically 2-3 fashion plates loosely inserted. Each supplement in a paper wrapper and an outer wrapper around each of 4 stacks (tomes). Custom made archival box contains:Tome I: June 1912-Dec. 1912: 21 supplements. Wrapper for tome is present by split.Tome II: Jan. 1913-June 1913: 18 supplements in pale, medium, and dark blue wrappers. Outer wrapper shows wear and toning.Tome III: July 1913-Dec. 1913: 18 supplements in blue, beige, etc., outer wrapper shows moderate wear, two copies of plate #109. Menu for Restaurant Larue in 1 Nov. '13 and 20 Dec.Tome IV: Jan. 1914-July 1914. 21 supplements in blue, beige, etc. Outer wrapper shows moderate wear. No. 58 shows closed tear that includes 3 pages of text and two plates (130 & 131), repaired.Overall, a remarkable collection of this scarce and desirable collection. Very Good to Near Fine in Fine Archival Case Original Wraps/Custom Archival Case. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Journal Des Dames et Des Modes: No. 1 June, ...
Publisher: Aux Bureaux du Journal Des Dames 1912-14
Publication Date: 1912
Edition: First Edition(s).
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