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Modes et Manieres d'Aujourd'hui. Annees de Guerre
1921. First Edition . Henry-Jacques. Modes et Manières d'Aujourd'hui. Années de Guerre. 1914-1919. (Paris): Collection Pierre Corrard, (1921). Quarto, signatures and plates loose as issued in original printed portfolio. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3500.Limited first edition, number 271 of 300 copies on Japan paper, with 12 lovely pochoir-colored gouache plates by Georges Lepape.French illustrator and costume designer Lepape was known for his fashion illustrations, which appeared regularly in Parisian periodicals such as Gazette du Bon Ton, Journal des Dames et des Modes, and Modes and Manières d'Aujourd'hui, as well as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Here his 12 lovely gouache plates illustrate Henry-Jacques' 12 poems, each commemorating an aspect of Parisian life during the war years, from ""Départ"" through ""Victoire."" Each is signed in the stone by Lepape. Text in French. Portfolio silk tie broken but present, laid in. A few short splits to portfolio flaps and spine, joints sound; plates fine. A near-fine copy of this lovely work.
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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