#JD4 - $45
We are pleased to offer prints from Journal Des Dames
et Des Demoiselles in the Belgian edition. It was of
course, a Ladies’ Journal, perhaps the precursor of such
fashion magazines as Vogue. The copies we have came from
a Belgian Corset Purveyor & Clothier of the day, as we
have their embossed stamps on some of the prints. The
Journal was issued monthly & covered many aspects of a
lady’s life, presenting a fascinating glimpse of the
times. There are stories, fashion articles, patterns for
needlework, crochet & the crafts of the day, lots of
hats & above all the glorious hand colored prints of
women and children in marvelous and elaborate costumes
of the day. It is interesting to note how popular the
color blue was in this period.
Each print is small folio, measuring approximately 9 1/2
inches wide by 12 inches long, on high quality, heavy
paper. The prints are detailed engravings, in brilliant
hand coloring and there is some difference in the size
of the paper, depending on the year of issue, but the
images are all about the same size. The double prints
measure about 18 inches by 12 inches long. There is
little foxing, though on some there may be slightly
creamy paper or faint edge toning. There are many
unusual and beautiful images of an elegant, bygone era.
A copy of the title page will be included.
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