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BARBIER, George.

Falbalas & Fanfreluches.

Almanach des Modes presentes, passées et futures pour 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1926.

Stock Code
102349
Paris, Meynial, 1922
£9,000

A complete set of this exquisite series displaying fashion in magnificent and imaginative illustrations. The series includes Barbier's depiction of the seven deadly sins (in the volume for 1925). Here one finds a great theme of the Western iconographical tradition at home in Barbier's special world. 'Anger' shows a modish couple quarelling in a formal garden; 'Envy' is displayed by a maid regarding her mistress as she steps from a Rolls Royce; and 'Gluttony' is depicted as a gourmandise.

Falbalas et fanfreluches was the last of Barbier's books to reflect contemporary life. Its special value lies in the unique way in which it catches the tone and mood of les années vingts.

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Description

5 vols (a complete set); 60 illustrations after Barbier with 12 in each volume plus a coloured vignette to each title, introductory text in French by Anna de Noailles, Colette, Cécile Sorel, Gérard d'Houville and Baronne de Brimont, loose as issued; coloured pictorial wrappers with glassine wrappers, some very minor age toning but otherwise in excellent condition.

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