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L' Art du Maquillage.
Paris Éditions Ulysse Boucoiran 1925 Octavo. xvi,133 (17)pp. ads. First edition. An extensive manual on make-up, for personal beauty, for theater, for the cinema, and even for shop-window mannequins. The author was a student of the famous Mme. Valentin, founder of the first "Institut de Beauté." Illustrated with 80 text figures and sixteen vivid tipped-in hand-colored lithographs. These show make-up for various theatrical characters, from "Peau-Rouge" (Redskin) to Mephisto, Frochard, Henri IV, and Crainquebille. Among the faces depicted are Mistinguett, a famous actress, and Bécassine, the first known female clown. Max-Hardine, a well-known "comique excentrique," is shown "au naturel" and "en travesti." Make-up for the severed head of John the Baptist might have been used for Wilde's "Salome." Detailed instructions and lists of materials are provided. These are prizewinning creations, by named make-up artists who took their art seriously. With seventeen pages of ads (unopened) for theatrical wig-makers, cosmetics, wax mannequins, and various kinds of beauty establishments. In printed wrappers, a glassine dust wrapper. Spine ends of book and glassine chipped, front hinge slightly split, else a very good copy.
      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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