Illustrated in color and b&w. with 160 tables in lithography, in rotogravure and in offset. Good copy. Entirely dedicated to the fashion and costumes of the 1800s, eg accessories like the tie and top hat, umbrella. Villas and gardens, horse racing, Princess Margherita’s honeymoon, family. the velocipede, the car, mantillas, shawls and veils and evening dress. Italian portraits, the evening dress, the meeting places, the Caffé Michelangelo, views of Italy. Vintage advertising on the first 32 pages. Introduction by Gianni Mazzocchi. Scattered light foxing with toning to page edges. 1.5 x 1.5cm open tear to edge of front cover. Lower RH corner of cover creased with tape repairs to the verso.
Publisher: Editoriale Domus S.A.
Date Published: 1940
Publication Place: Milan
Binding: Softcover. Illustrated covers. Edge-wear.