La Mode Illustree 1881 - Green premier edition (No colour plates)
This fashion journal is an ideal resource for fashion designers, historical costumiers, and re-enactors who create their own clothing.It is a large book measuring 14 1/2”high x 10 3/4” wide and 1 1/2”deep.
There are 416pages of fashion and crafts. Many pages include black and white illustrations of the latest fashions of the day and instructions for the construction of the patterns Illustrated in the magazine.
The binding is a simple type with no endpapers. The frontispiece with the date has a missing section at the base. The index is present, making finding specific subjects easy during research. The edges of the pages are ruffled as the binding does not extend beyond the page edge. It is a well used book with some small tears, folds, stains etc but this is commensurate with a book of this age.