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Le Bon Ton, Journal de Modes

Paris: Au Bureau de la Société des Journaux de Modes Réunis, 1863. Item #04583

327 Superb Hand Colored Fashion Plates by Héloïse Leloir

LE BON TON. Journal de Modes. Littérature, Beaux-Arts, Théatres… Paris: Au Bureau de la Société des Journaux de Modes Réunis, 1863-1867.

A fine run of sixty numbers (January 1863 - December 1867; Volumes XXIX-XXXIII) bound in ten volumes.

Ten large octavo volumes (10 3/3 x 7 3/8 inches; 264 x 187 mm.). 327 hand colored fashion plates(including 1 folding) mainly by Héloïse Leloir. In addition there are 8 plain folding plates.

Late nineteenth century quarter red roan over diaper patterned red boards, spines with four double raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. A near fine run of this colorful and informative fashion journal.

Le Bon Ton, Journal des Modes (Paris) was a highly accomplished weekly fashion magazine founded by a former hairdresser, Louis-Joseph Mariton, who went on to be the proprietor of eight others. It employed the best fashion-plate designers, and many of its plates were reissued in Blackwood's Lady’s Magazine. The first number was issued in November 1834 and Le Bon Ton ran for forty years, the final number being in 1874.

Héloïse Suzanne Colin (1819-1873) was one of the greatest fashion print artists of the 19th Century. The daughter of the painter Alexandre Colin, she married the painter Jean-Baptiste Auguste Leloir (1809-1992), and was the mother of Maurice Leloir, an artist who later became a film producer in Hollywood. She exhibited her first drawings in the 1835 edition of the Salon. She basically painted watercolors and became known for her portraits of small dimensions. Héloïse with her two sisters Adèle Anaïs Toudouze and Laure Noël were among the greatest illustrators of Parisian fashion of the mid-nineteenth.

Colas, 384; Vyvyan Holland. Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899, pp. 152-157.

Volume 1: 35 color plates, including one folding.
Volume 2: 31 color plates.
Volume 3: 35 color plates, plus one black and white folding plate.
Volume 4: 29 color plates, plus one black and white folding plate.
Volume 5: 33 color plates, plus one black and white folding plate.
Volume 6: 33 color plates, plus one black and white folding plate.
Volume 7: 32 color plates, plus one black and white folding plate.
Volume 8: 32 color plates, plus one black and white folding plate.
Volume 9: 32 color plates, plus one black and white folding plate.
Volume 10: 35 color plates, plus one black and white folding plate.

Price: $3,500.00