Hairstyle on Pink Paper

J. N. PALETTEEloge de la coiffure à la Titus pour les dames. Contenant quelques observations sur les coiffures modernes dites à la grecque, romaines, etc.

Paris, chez Palette, coiffeur, 1810.

8vo, decorated paper boards by Atelier Devauchelle, havana morocco lettering piece on spine. 16pp.

First Edition.

Extraordinary advertising brochure by a fashionable hairstylist of the time established at number 5 of the rue des Petits-Champs in Paris.

It is  one of the earliest monographs on a hairstyle, in this case the “Titus”, a hairstyle which became popular during the Directoire period for both women and men, and was later adopted by Napoleon himself.

One of a handful copies printed on pink paper unrecorded by Colas.

Ref. Colas, 2265

A fine copy.

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