Beauty; or The Art of Human Decoration (with) The Art of Pleasing; Dedicated to the Pretty Women of all Countries. Dr. Alphée Cazenave, Ernest Feydeau.

Beauty; or The Art of Human Decoration (with) The Art of Pleasing; Dedicated to the Pretty Women of all Countries.

Cincinnati: Chase & Hall, 1877. First American edition. Hardcover. A formulary for cosmetics with commentary by the author, who a noted French physician. Formulas are designed for the skin, lashes (which includes opium!), hair, teeth, mouth, perspiration (essence of mint, lavender, rosemary, alcohol & thyme), chapping & perfumes.

The translator, while in Paris, was introduced to the work and finding it so helpful sought the authors permission to publish in the US. She comments in the introduction that she sought help with the formulas from a US Doctor living in France. A fascinating look at beauty aids available in the 1870's. Two separate Titles both translated from the original French by Marie T. Courcelles.

Bound in one volume. 8vo, 215 pp, 78pp., brown cloth with gilt title on spine, slt. rubbed at spine tips, small mark on front board. Good + overall. Item #16880

Price: $100.00

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