Vingt-Cinq Costumes pour le Théâtre

By: Barbier, Georges. Preface by Edmond Jaloux. Frontis portrait of Barbier by Charles Martin

Price: $5,000.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good Plus


No. 185 of 275 copies. 4to. 32 by 24 cm. 25 tipped-in pochoir costume plates by Barbier. Lettered tissue guards. Colas 218. The artwork is all dated to the early post-World War One period, into the early 1920s. Captured here is the fantasy spun by the costuming, so at odds with the parsimonious theatrical zeitgeist of the present when it seems so much of classic theater and opera is willfully updated to the unglamorous present day. Not that the costumes here are entirely unrelated to the then contemporary styles -- one can discern the cross-fertilization of costuming with fashion effortlessly, though, through Barbier's fluent presentation. Barbier focuses on the escapist element of theater, and his renderings usher us on this excursion. The plays represented include works by Rostand and Hugo, among others. Original pictorial wrappers. Closed tear of joints by extremities, with the longer tear at the base (about 6 cm in length). Glassine dust jacket mostly intact, but with several tears and chips, especially by the lower portion of the rear cover, and then by the spine extremities and neighboring joints. Frontis portrait of Barbier has flattened cornered crease. Otherwise, the plates, most importantly, are very clean and bright.

Title: Vingt-Cinq Costumes pour le Théâtre

Author Name: Barbier, Georges. Preface by Edmond Jaloux. Frontis portrait of Barbier by Charles Martin

Categories: Costume and Fashion, Theater, Color Plate Books, Pochoirs, Art Deco,

Edition: Limited First Edition

Publisher: Paris, Bloch and Meynial: 1927

Binding: Heavy Wrappers.

Book Condition: Very Good Plus

Jacket Condition: Good Jacket

Item lbs: 3.00 Item lbs

Seller ID: 005263