COMPREHENSIVE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE CORSET, INSCRIBED
LIBRON, Fernand and CLOUZOT, Henri. Le Corset dans l'Art et les Moeurs du XIIIe au XXe Siècle. Paris, 1933.
Limited first edition, number L of only 80 copies not available for sale (from a total edition of 880), of this erudite history of “the artifices that women employ in order to support and perfect their fragile beauty,” with numerous fashion plates (12 in color), facsimiles and in-text illustrations on nearly every page. Inscribed on the half title, “Hommage de l’auteur a Madame C. Capaldi, sa dénoncé collaboratrice, Paris le 20 Mai 1937, F. Libron,” and accompanied by 15 separate plates from the “Album” laid in. $4000.