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Fine. 0847802531. This specific softcover book is in fine condition and has a cover free from major blemishes and scuffing with sharp corners and edges. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "When the "Journal des Dames et Modes" was revived on June 1st, 1912 (the title was taken from a previous magazine that published in the 1800s), one of the goals of publisher Tom Antongini was to differentiate the title from other fashion magazines of the day. One of the ways in which he did this was by the inclusion of pochoir prints; copperplate engravings that use up to thirty separate stencils in the coloring process. The best pochoirs were hand-colored, to avoid the mis-alignments that even now occasionally creep into offset printing. The "Journal" commissioned the leading commercial artists of the day to create the original illustrations, and the clothes shown came from top designers such as Worth and Poiret. The magazine was lavish, upscale, and exclusive; the first edition was printed on handmade Holland paper in a run of less than 1500 copies, and reflected the pastimes, the playthings, and yes, the fashions of the highest echelons of Parisian society. The "Journal" was published for a scant two years; the last issue was released on the first of August, 1914, on the eve of World War One. Intact issues are almost impossible to find; loose pochoirs are somewhat less scarce, but the deliberately restricted circulation of the magazine ensures that these gems of fashion illustration are expensive in keeping with their rarity. Not to worry, however; this book is much easier to find, and reproduces the first 92 pochoirs in a set of beautiful color plates. Volume 1 (reviewed here) covers the premiere issue through mid-1913."; 9.40 X 8.90 X 0.40 inches; 92 pages.
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