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Title L'art de la coëffure des dames françoises, avec des estampes : où sont représentées les têtes coëffées, gravées sur les dessins originaux de mes accommodages, avec le traité en abrégé d'entretenir & conserver les cheveux naturels / par le sieur Legros, coëffeur des dames, enclos des Quinze-Vingts
Publication Info Paris : Chez Antoine Boudet, 1768-1770
Location Call Number Status
 Costume Institute Library  TT956 .L44 1768 RARE BOOK  v.1-5    DEPARTMENT USE ONLY
Edition [Third ed.]
Description 5 v. (76 p., 48 p., 12 p., 64 p.): ill., plates (part col., part fold.) ; 22 cm. (4̕.)
Notes "Avec approbation, et privilege du roi."--T.p
References Hiler. Bibliography of costume, 1939, p. 535
Notes The five volumes consist of text L'art de la coëffure des dames françoises and 1.-4. supplements
With permission to print text & first supplement dated April 15, 1768
Text illustrations: 47 engravings (8 technical plates with diagrams, instruments, and heads showing styles plates 1-38). Title vignette: Ustenciles de l'art de la coëffure. Small illus.: 4 seals
Binding, possibly original, of speckled calf, gilt
[I]. Supplement : 7 engravings (1 plate with instrument, 6 plates of head showing styles 39-41, and variants of each, styles 42-44, and "Une dame française à la chasse habillée en Amazone"). Title vignettes: "Ustenciles" and "Forme du cachet que l'on donne aux eleves." Small illus.: 4 seals
II. Supplement : 19 engravings (1 plate with instrument and 18 plates of heads showing styles 45-62). Title vignettes: "Ustenciles" and 2 seals. Small illus.: another seal
With permission to print second supplement dated Oct. 24, 1768
III. Supplement pour l'année 1770 : 17 engravings (1 plate with instrument and 16 plates of heads showing styles 63-78 and variants of 65, 75 and 76, all but the instrument colored by hand). Title vignette: "Ustenciles." Small illus.: 4 seals
With permission to print third supplement dated May 22, 1769
IV. Supplement pour l'année 1771 : 25 engravings (3 technical plates with diagrams, instruments, and 22 plates of heads showing styles 79-100, all colored by hand). Title vignettes: "Ustenciles". Small illus.: 4 seals
With permission to print fourth supplement dated Jan. 26, 1770
Subjects Hairdressing -- France
Hairdressing -- Early works to 1800
Engraving, French
OCLC 84354005