La Femme A Paris Nos Contemporaines; Notes Successives Sur Le Parisiennes de ce Temps dans leurs divers Milieux, Etats et Conditions. Octave L. Uzanne.

La Femme A Paris Nos Contemporaines; Notes Successives Sur Le Parisiennes de ce Temps dans leurs divers Milieux, Etats et Conditions

Paris: Ancienne Maison Quantin, 1894. First edition. Hardcover. 328 pages. 28.5 x 20.5 cm. Illustrations by Pierre Vidal, 20 eaux-fortes hors texte with tissue guards. Also, a plethora of tipped-in process head and tail pieces, vignettes, and hand-colored plates. Original illustrated wrappers in Art Nouveau style by Leon Rudnicki bound-in, including the backstrip. Edition printed on Japan paper in 'Tirage A Peitit Nombre." GORDON RAY. THE ART OF THE FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOK 331. "In this characteristically diffuse book Uzanne undertook to survey the Parisian woman, describing her history in earlier eras, her various occupations, her place in the world of gallantry, and her psychology." Further, Ray notes, “In all Vidal provided designs for 300 process reproductions in the text, many printed in colors, and twenty plates engraved by F. Masse...........Vidal made far more drawings for `La Femme a Paris' then were used.......The series evokes the Paris of `a la recherche de temps perdu' in a fresh and authentic way.” Interior contents clean, fresh and bright, slight rubbing to raised bands. Three quarter burgundy morocco and marbled boards with matching endpapers. Teg. Near fine. Item #20660

Price: $450.00

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