LE JOURNAL DE LA COIFFURE. L’ILLUSTRATION DE LA COIFFURE/ Revue Mensuelle paraisssant du 20 au 25 de chaque Mois.
Bound set of monthly issues for 1904 of this very scarce periodical dedicated to hairdressing, with an emphasis on designs for costume and fancy dress balls.. No. 23 - Troisième Anné/ January 1904- December 1904. In each month, a series of articles precedes 2 full page plates ( in January it is 1 double page plate) illustrating coiffures and, often, dress. Eight of these are colour plates describing historic costume and the appropriate coiffure. These plates bear the caption”L’Illustration De La Coiffure”, as well any historical captions needed. Each plate is described in the text, as well. There are also advertisements in each issue, many from “Monségur, 255 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris. The rubber stamp of the Ecole Professionnell de Coiffure in Liège appears on the front flyleaf and occasionally in text or plate, but never intruding on an image. As of October 2019, we have found a copy of L’ILLUSTRATION DE LA COIFFURE FOR March 1902 and JOURNAL DE LA COIFFURE, March, 1902 in the BNfr only. It seems that the two titles have been catalogued separately. Folio (36 x 26.5 cm); 189 pp. + 1 doublepage + 22 plates ( 8 in colour) + 36 unnumbered pp. ads
unobtrusive scuffs; one plate shows offsetting from type without interfernce with image; another plate has a short tear at upper margin and another bear the rubber stamp which does not affect image. A very good and well preserved copy.
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