Quarto. 2pp (Text), 16 loose leaves (Plates) as issued (No. 1, September 1918); 2pp (Text), 18 loose leaves (Plates) as issued (No. 2, October 1918); 2pp (Text), 15 loose leaves (Plates) as issued (No. 3, November 1918); 2pp (Text), 15 loose leaves (Plates) as issued, 2pp (Text) (No. 6, February 1919); 2pp (Text), 16pp, including 12 loose leaves (Plates) as issued (No. 7, March 1919). Original stiff wrappers, with pochoir illustration pasted on front covers. Featuring no less than 76 striking Art Deco pochoir plates by A. Fried, this rare five-issue collection of "La Mode par Fried" depicts in vivid colors and splendid illustrations the latest novelties for the elegant Parisienne in the last months of WWI, and during the first months of peace. Sheet size: 9 1/8" x 5 1/4", Image size: 6 1/2" x 3 3/4". All the plates are present, however, some text pages seem to be missing, such as in issue No. 7. Minor and sporadic shelf wear and creasing along edges of wrappers. Closed tear at upper and lower front joint of issue #6, with tail of spine chipped. Some clear staining and rubbing to front cover of issue #7, with back cover inscribed by previous owner. The plates are in overall near fine to fine condition. The only minor flaws are the following: Minor smudges along left fore-edge of plate IV (not affecting image), minor staining to plate X (issue #1), smudges to lower margin of plate I, along right fore-edge of plate VI, not affecting the images, and slight soiling and offsetting along right fore-edge of plate VII (issue #7). Text and captions in French. Wrappers in overall good to very good, interior in very good, plates in near fine to fine condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: La Mode par Fried. No. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 [WITH ...
Publication Date: 1919
Book Condition: g to vg
Edition: First edition.
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