[Paris]: [E. Bernard], . First edition. Hardcover. Folio. 45 loose leaves (Plates). Contemporary 3/4 red cloth portfolio over paper covered boards, with original photo-illustrated cover pasted to front board. String ties.
First issued in 1902, and sold by subscription, this monthly illustrated journal contained a large selection of photographed nude studies of men, women and children in various poses, and primarily in neoclassical and baroque style. Most of the 45 full-page collotype plates contain multiple photographs of nudes for artists, but 4 are dedicated to a single image. Each plate measures 14 5/8 x 10 7/8".
Portfolio rubbed along edges, and partly water-stained on covers. Contemporary German bookseller's sticker pasted to front board. No title or text pages. Plates slightly age-toned along margin. Some with minor and sporadic creasing (not affecting images). Portfolio in overall fair, plates in good+ to very good, images in very good condition. f to vg. Item #39871