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Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume XXIV and Volume XXV. January through December 1845. [including Dream-Land].
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Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume XXIV and Volume XXV. January through December 1845. [including Dream-Land].

By AMERICAN LITERATURE & SOCIETY) Poe, Edgar Allan.

Philadelphia.: George R. Graham.. 1844.. TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE. Profusely illustrated with color and black and white engravings (including mezzotints) such as two fashion plates with hand-color, two fashion plates uncolored, one color design, one color plate of a peacock. Color marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, iv+296+iv+295pp, 10 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, decorative gilt embossed leather boards and spine (hardbound). Previous owner's small label to front paste-down, areas of light wear and rubbing to leather boards, scattered foxing and spotting but overall very good, clean and tight condition in a most handsome gilt binding. Of particular interest are two contributions by Edgar Allan Poe, his poem Dream-Land, and his review of the poem Orion by R.H. Horne. There is an engraving of "The Elkhorn Pyramid" by Karl Bodmer. An interesting view into the home and intellectual life of mid 19th century American, with fashion illustrations, poetry, literature, plus music for various songs. This handsomely bound copy would make a fine addition to any library. .

$385.00

Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 72. Fig. 73.
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Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 72. Fig. 73.

By 1790s WOMEN'S FASHION)

London.: N. Heideloff.. 1795.. Handcolored engraving, image approximately 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 9 inches. Some faint foxing marks, plus one darker mark near lower center. Very good condition. This handcolored antique print from the Gallery of Fashion features two women in late 18th century gowns, wearing elaborate hats and holding a posy together. In the informative reference book "Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899" Vyvyan Holland remarks that it "was nearer to the true fashion-plate than anything of its ambitious nature that had preceded it, though it was still meant to be more a record of existing modes than designs for the future... This publication was issued in monthly parts, each part consisting of two aquatints, beautifully coloured by hand and enriched with gold, silver and other metallic tints. The yearly subscription was three guineas, and it lasted until March 1803, when it had completed exactly nine years of existence." Holland estimates that the total number of copies printed of each issue was "never more than 450 at any time" making these plates quite as scarce as they are exquisite. .

$235.00

The Ladies' Home Journal.  January 1910.
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The Ladies' Home Journal. January 1910.

By PAPER DOLLS / FASHION / DOMESTIC) Hitchcock, George (cover).

Philadelphia.: Curtis Publishing Co.. 01 - 1910.. January 1910 complete issue of the magazine, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, illustrated throughout in black and white, 60 pages, 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Cover detached and moderate wear to extremities, with multiple small tears to edges of covers and spine; ½ inch tear to top edge of first 24 pages; small mailing label on front cover; one approx. 6 x 4 inch area has been removed from page 9/10; otherwise good condition. Interior clean and bright. Many beautifully illustrated advertisements for clothing and domestic goods, as well as articles, advice, and fiction. The cover illustration by George Hitchcock shows a pink-cheeked Dutch flower girl wearing a headdress with Art Deco styling. Features include: "The Lettie Lane Paper Family" by Sheila Young, showing color male paper dolls with wedding outfits; "My Quarrel with Women's Clubs" by Edward Bok; a discussion of opera singing methods; "How I Nearly Ruined my Two Daughters" in the true story section; crochet designs; sewing instructions; and much more. Of great interest to historians, costume designers and graphic designers. .

$35.00

Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 32. Fig. 33.
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Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 32. Fig. 33.

By 1790s WOMEN'S FASHION)

London.: N. Heideloff.. 1794.. Handcolored engraving, image approximately 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 9 inches. Some faint foxing marks and one tiny brown spot in image center. Very good condition. This handcolored antique print from the Gallery of Fashion features two women in late 18th century gowns, one of whom holds a small dog. In the informative reference book "Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899" Vyvyan Holland remarks that it "was nearer to the true fashion-plate than anything of its ambitious nature that had preceded it, though it was still meant to be more a record of existing modes than designs for the future... This publication was issued in monthly parts, each part consisting of two aquatints, beautifully coloured by hand and enriched with gold, silver and other metallic tints. The yearly subscription was three guineas, and it lasted until March 1803, when it had completed exactly nine years of existence." Holland estimates that the total number of copies printed of each issue was "never more than 450 at any time" making these plates quite as scarce as they are exquisite. .

$235.00

Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 74. Fig. 75. Fig. 76.
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Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 74. Fig. 75. Fig. 76.

By 1790s WOMEN'S FASHION)

London.: N. Heideloff.. 1795.. Handcolored engraving, image approximately 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 9 inches. Some faint foxing marks. Very good condition. This handcolored antique print from the Gallery of Fashion features three women in late 18th century gowns, wearing elaborate hats and dressed for the outdoors. In the informative reference book "Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899" Vyvyan Holland remarks that it "was nearer to the true fashion-plate than anything of its ambitious nature that had preceded it, though it was still meant to be more a record of existing modes than designs for the future... This publication was issued in monthly parts, each part consisting of two aquatints, beautifully coloured by hand and enriched with gold, silver and other metallic tints. The yearly subscription was three guineas, and it lasted until March 1803, when it had completed exactly nine years of existence." Holland estimates that the total number of copies printed of each issue was "never more than 450 at any time" making these plates quite as scarce as they are exquisite. .

$235.00

Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 48. Fig. 49. Fig. 50.
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Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 48. Fig. 49. Fig. 50.

By 1790s WOMEN'S FASHION)

London.: N. Heideloff.. 1795.. Handcolored engraving, image approximately 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 9 inches. Some faint foxing marks. Very good condition. This antique print from the Gallery of Fashion, handcolored with metallic highlights, features three women in late 18th century gowns, clutching fans and a muff and wearing jewels and feathered turbans. In the informative reference book "Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899" Vyvyan Holland remarks that it "was nearer to the true fashion-plate than anything of its ambitious nature that had preceded it, though it was still meant to be more a record of existing modes than designs for the future... This publication was issued in monthly parts, each part consisting of two aquatints, beautifully coloured by hand and enriched with gold, silver and other metallic tints. The yearly subscription was three guineas, and it lasted until March 1803, when it had completed exactly nine years of existence." Holland estimates that the total number of copies printed of each issue was "never more than 450 at any time" making these plates quite as scarce as they are exquisite. .

$235.00

Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 40. Fig. 41. Fig. 42.
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Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 40. Fig. 41. Fig. 42.

By 1790s WOMEN'S FASHION)

London.: N. Heideloff.. 1795.. Handcolored engraving, image approximately 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 9 inches. Some faint foxing marks. Very good condition. This antique print from the Gallery of Fashion, handcolored with metallic highlights, features three women in late 18th century gowns, wearing elaborate feathered coiffures, multi-strand necklaces, and enormous muffs. In the informative reference book "Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899" Vyvyan Holland remarks that it "was nearer to the true fashion-plate than anything of its ambitious nature that had preceded it, though it was still meant to be more a record of existing modes than designs for the future... This publication was issued in monthly parts, each part consisting of two aquatints, beautifully coloured by hand and enriched with gold, silver and other metallic tints. The yearly subscription was three guineas, and it lasted until March 1803, when it had completed exactly nine years of existence." Holland estimates that the total number of copies printed of each issue was "never more than 450 at any time" making these plates quite as scarce as they are exquisite. .

$235.00

Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 69. Fig. 70.
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Untitled Fashion Print from Heideloff's The Gallery of Fashion. Fig. 69. Fig. 70.

By 1790s WOMEN'S FASHION)

London.: N. Heideloff.. 1795.. Handcolored engraving, image approximately 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 9 inches. Some faint foxing marks, plus a darker mark at upper right of image. Very good condition. This handcolored antique print from the Gallery of Fashion features two women in late 18th century gowns, lightly dressed for the countryside, enjoying an idyllic summer day with a small boy. In the informative reference book "Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899" Vyvyan Holland remarks that it "was nearer to the true fashion-plate than anything of its ambitious nature that had preceded it, though it was still meant to be more a record of existing modes than designs for the future... This publication was issued in monthly parts, each part consisting of two aquatints, beautifully coloured by hand and enriched with gold, silver and other metallic tints. The yearly subscription was three guineas, and it lasted until March 1803, when it had completed exactly nine years of existence." Holland estimates that the total number of copies printed of each issue was "never more than 450 at any time" making these plates quite as scarce as they are exquisite. .

$235.00

The Ladies' Home Journal.  July 1909.
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The Ladies' Home Journal. July 1909.

By PAPER DOLLS / FASHION / DOMESTIC) Guipon, Leon (cover), Harrison Fisher.

Philadelphia.: Curtis Publishing Co.. 07 - 1909.. July 1909 complete issue of the magazine, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, illustrated throughout in black and white, 56 pages, 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Moderate wear to extremities with one inch tear at head of spine, two mailing labels and four stamps on front cover, interior in very good condition. Many beautifully illustrated advertisements for clothing and domestic goods, as well as articles, advice, and fiction. Color cover illustration by Leon Guipon shows a Dutch boy wooing a bashful girl. Features include: "The Lettie Lane Paper Family" by Sheila Young, showing color paper dolls of Lettie's own dolls; several romantic short stories, a full page black and white Harrison Fisher illustration from the series "American Girls Abroad", an array of summer houses, and much more. Of great interest to historians, costume designers and graphic designers. .

$35.00

The Ladies' Home Journal.  September 1911.
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The Ladies' Home Journal. September 1911.

By FASHION / DOMESTIC) De Forest Brush, George (cover).

Philadelphia.: Curtis Publishing Co.. 09 - 1911.. September 1911 complete issue of the magazine, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, illustrated throughout in color and black and white, 92 pages, 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Moderate wear to extremities, soft creasing to front cover, small mailing label on front cover; overall very good condition. Many beautifully illustrated advertisements for clothing and domestic goods, as well as articles, advice, and fiction. Sweet cover illustration by George de Forest Brush of a cherubic baby. Features include: a discussion of football injuries ("Is it Not Time for Parents to Act?"); a memoir by playwright David Belasco; multiple color fashion spreads, including some glorious afternoon tea hats and a feature on outfits for college girls that is included twice; and much more. Of great interest to historians, costume designers and graphic designers. .

$45.00

The Ladies' Home Journal.  June 1911.
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The Ladies' Home Journal. June 1911.

By FASHION / DOMESTIC / ROSES) De Longpre, Paul (cover).

Philadelphia.: Curtis Publishing Co.. 06 - 1911.. June 1911 complete issue of the magazine, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, illustrated throughout in color and black and white, 76 pages, 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Multiple tears to spine and small tears to right edge of front cover, with little paper loss at lower corner; tears to several interior pages. Page 25/26 has been removed. The cover has three pencil marks in the lower left area, hardly noticeable. Many beautifully illustrated advertisements for clothing and domestic goods, as well as articles, advice, and fiction. The color cover illustration of yellow roses was painted by noted artist Paul de Longpre. Features include: "An Intimate View of the King and Queen of Great Britain", the short story "When Patty Went to Boarding School", a discussion of co-education and its influence on girls, book reviews by Hamilton W. Mabie, a six-page color fashion spread, and much more. Of great interest to historians, costume designers and graphic designers; lovely decor highlight in an older home. .

$45.00

The Ladies' Home Journal.  February 1909.
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The Ladies' Home Journal. February 1909.

By VALENTINE'S DAY / FASHION / JAVA) Hutt, Henry (cover).

Philadelphia.: Curtis Publishing Co.. 02 - 1909.. February 1909 complete issue of the magazine, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, illustrated throughout in black and white, 74 pages, 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Light wear to extremities and some small tears to covers, small mailing label on front cover, many pages creased at bottom right corner; overall good condition. Many beautifully illustrated advertisements for clothing and domestic goods, as well as articles, advice, and fiction. Charming Valentine-themed color cover illustration by Henry Hutt. Features include: an array of paper decorations to be used for Valentine's Day, several romantic short stories, a joke page, a five-page spread of the latest accessories from Paris, designs for children, and many more. More serious articles include "The Results of the Emmanuel Movement" by Reverend Elwood Worcester, about treating alcoholism, and "Java - the Unknown Empire with Thirty Million People" by travelogue writer Burton Holmes. Of great interest to historians, costume designers and graphic designers. .

$45.00

The Ladies' Home Journal.  June 1910.
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The Ladies' Home Journal. June 1910.

By FASHION / ARCHITECTURE / DOMESTIC) Hutt, Henry (cover and inside back cover ad).

Philadelphia.: Curtis Publishing Co.. 06 - 1910.. June 1910 complete issue of the magazine, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, illustrated throughout in black and white, 92 pages, 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Fair copy only: multiple tears to spine and cover edges, heavy creasing to covers, small mailing label on front cover, some tears to right edge of interior pages, pencil notations in margin of one page, brown ink spots around edges. Many beautifully illustrated advertisements for clothing and domestic goods, as well as articles, advice, and fiction. Striking cover illustration of a beautiful and fashionable young woman with riding crop by Henry Hutt. Features include: "My Experiences in New York: the True Story of a Girl's Long Struggle in the Big City," several romantic short stories, a discussion of vaccination, floor plans for bungalows and other houses, a twelve-page spread of American fashions, and much more. Of great interest to historians, costume designers and graphic designers. A lovely birthday gift for June. .

$30.00

The Ladies' Home Journal.  April 1910.
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The Ladies' Home Journal. April 1910.

By FASHION / DOMESTIC / ARCHITECTURE) Gibson, W. Hamilton (cover).

Philadelphia.: Curtis Publishing Co.. 04 - 1910.. April 1910 complete issue of the magazine, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, illustrated throughout in black and white, 124 pages, 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Light wear to extremities, with a 1 ½ tear to lower edge of back cover; small mailing label on front cover; multiple large sections cut from pages 13-16; otherwise very good condition. Many beautifully illustrated advertisements for clothing and domestic goods, as well as articles, advice, and fiction. The cover illustration by W. Hamilton Gibson is a peaceful springtime scene bordered by cherry blossoms. Features include: a play by J. M. Barrie turned into a short story, a discussion of vivisection, a page of exquisitely decorated tea cups, a six-page spread on "American Fashions for American Women", and much more. Several architecture-related features (including a stucco house and "Made from a Barn for $1000). Of great interest to historians, costume designers and graphic designers. The cover is in beautiful condition and would make a striking addition to the decor of a home of the era. .

$35.00

The Ladies' Home Journal.  August 1909.
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The Ladies' Home Journal. August 1909.

By PAPER DOLLS / FASHION) Strehlau, C. A. (cover), Jessie Willcox Smith, Harrison Fisher.

Philadelphia.: Curtis Publishing Co.. 08 - 1909.. August 1909 complete issue of the magazine, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, illustrated throughout in black and white, 52 pages, 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Light wear and soiling to covers, small mailing label on front cover, light creasing to top right corner throughout; overall very good condition. "Summer-Porch" edition. Many beautifully illustrated advertisements for clothing and domestic goods, as well as articles, advice, and fiction. Striking color cover by C.A. Strehlau of a woman in vintage swimming attire wading into the sea with a huge wave approaching. Features include: "The Lettie Lane Paper Family" by Sheila Young, showing color paper dolls of Lettie's own dolls; full page black and white illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith and Harrison Fisher ("The American Girl in Italy"); a discussion of ghosts; a two-page spread on tasteful homes in Detroit; and designs for college outfits for young women, plus many more. Of great interest to historians, costume designers and graphic designers or those decorating an older home. .

$35.00

Götterdekameron. (The God's Decameron.)
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Götterdekameron. (The God's Decameron.)

By NUDES - GERMAN ART) Lossow, Heinrich (artist).

Munich.: Hof-Buch & Kunsthandlung Adolf Ackermann.. 1881.. Portfolio opening to twelve black and white plates featuring Cupid cavorting with sensual nude females, identified chiefly as mythological personages (Amphitrite, Ariadne, etc.). Plates are approximately 9 x 7 inches and are attached to stiff backings approximately 12 ½ x 9 ½ inches. Light toning to perimeter of the backings. Images themselves clean and sharply defined. Portfolio includes Title Page (abraded borders) and Contents Page. Front cover of portfolio clean and bright, with image of Cupid centrally located in a sunburst design. .

$385.00

Fashion illustration from la Mode pour l'Automne 1920. Dessinee par Simeon.
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Fashion illustration from la Mode pour l'Automne 1920. Dessinee par Simeon.

By 1920s FASHION) Simeon (illus).

Paris.. 1920.. Three color lithographic plates, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Two small pieces of adhesive to upper edge of verso from previous matting; very good, clean and bright condition. Attractive fashion illustrations drawn by Simeon. Text in French. Croquis XXXIII shows 3 autumn dresses by Jeanne Lanvin and one by Beer. Croquis XXXIV shows 3 coats by Worth and one by Beer. Croquis XXXV shows two dresses and an exotic draped coat by Doeuillet. Exquisite designs. .

$45.00

The Girl's Own Annual.  (Title of each number: The Girl's Own Paper and Woman's Magazine).
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The Girl's Own Annual. (Title of each number: The Girl's Own Paper and Woman's Magazine).

By WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE / WORLD WAR I) Klickmann, Flora(editor). Wain, Louis et al. (illustrator).

London.. Vol. 37.. No date. [ 1917].. Three color plates plus color pictorial title page, profusely illustrated throughout with black and white full page and in-text illustrations, pages numbered 2 to 719, index, 11 x 9 inches, cloth-covered boards with color pictorial cover label and decorative design to cover and spine. Slight wear to cover label and a very few tiny spots to covers, previous owner's book label to front paste-down, small smudge mark to upper right corner of first three pages and to first color plate; section of two sheets is loose from binding. Overall unusual in its very good, tight and clean condition with very attractive covers. HEAVY VOLUME that will require extra postage for other than media mail within the U.S. A particularly interesting volume with articles on women in the workplace: "Women and Munition Work. A Survey of Conditions and the Actual Work they are Performing," "Women and the Land," and "A Jubilee of Medical Women...the inauguration early in October by the Queen, of the great extensions of the London School of Medicine for Women will mark a jubilee in connection with the opening of the profession to the sex...." There are several illustrations by Louis Wain in the second number of the volume: two vignette images illustrating "The Wonderful Gift," three vignette images illustrating "The Bane of Bribes and Commissions," two vignette images illustrating "The Price" and a single page "Studies of Cats From Louis Wain's Sketch-Book." The shadow of World War I is evident throughout the volume, such as the Seasonal Cooking sections eg. November - Geese, Hares and Rabbits - Cooking Hares and Rabbits. .

$85.00

La Vie Parisienne.  August 18, 1923.
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La Vie Parisienne. August 18, 1923.

By FRANCE - PARIS - SOCIETY PERIODICAL)

Paris.. 61 Annee. No. 33.. 08- 1923.. August 18, 1923 issue of this French periodical, color centrefold and two full page color illustrations plus color pictorial wrappers, 18pp. (numbered 671-688), 14 x 10 1/2 inches. Light creasing and soiling to covers, good to very good condition. The chief feature is the assortment of exquisite illustrations of beautiful and chic young women - swimming, smoking, and lounging naked on a bed. There are verses and comic dialogues accompanying the illustrations, and several pages of attractive period advertising. A glimpse into the bonne vie of interwar Paris. "During World War I, General Pershing personally warned American servicemen against purchasing the magazine, which boosted its popularity in the United States. La Vie Parisienne was hugely successful because it combined a new mix of subjects—short stories, veiled gossip and fashion banter, also comments about subjects from love and the arts to the stock exchange—with beautiful cartoons and full-page color illustrations by leading artists of the age." (Wikipedia) .

$55.00

Harper's Bazaar. Incorporating Junior Bazaar.  February 1953.
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Harper's Bazaar. Incorporating Junior Bazaar. February 1953.

By 1950S FASHION / FICTION / THEATER) Bellow, Saul; W. H.Auden; et al.

New York.: Hearst.. 02- 1953.. Complete issue of Harper's Bazaar for February 1953, profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 216 pages, 13 x 10 inches. Light water damage to spine, with paper loss at head and tail; four small chips to front cover; some abrasion with paper loss (1/8 inch) to left edge of back cover; light creasing to lower right of front cover. Interior in very good condition. A vast array of advertisements in color and black and white, as well as commissioned fashion shoots, featuring the glamourous fashions of the era. Features include: "The Eagle", an excerpt from a novel by Saul Bellow; "Richard Burton, of Wales and the Theatre"; "The Rake's Progress", an opera review by W. H. Auden; "An Inner View of Graham Greene", by Kenneth Tynan; and many more. .

$75.00

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