New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1918. 1st Edition. Cloth. [SIGNED and INSCRIBED]. First edition. 4to; 199pp; brown stamped cloth over board with the title and author on front cover and spine; inscription to a student and signature on free front endpaper; signed on title page; illustrated throughout text and with full page black and white illustrations; tipped in Spectrum Color Chart and Value Scale; newspaper clipping laid in and verso last page several newspaper clippings pasted in with offsetting to rear free endpaper, notes in pencil on rear free endpaper and pastedown; a few spots, scuffing of cover corners and edges, light age toning of page edges; very good. Very good. Item #38
Fashion icon and self-taught designer, Ethel Traphagen (1882-1963), and fashion world leader of the early 20th century. She developed a system of education for designers entering the fashion world. Incudes a history of fashion by era, a reading and reference list of fashion and a listing of artists who’s work impacted fashion.