Paris. Delion. 1903. Stitched cream wrappers, with silver titles to front wrapper. 28 pages. Illustrated with photos of accessories and clothes and some text illustrations. 205 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). 0.1kg. . French. Very good; light wear to spine with very small loss at head, very light marks to surface of wrappers, crease to rear lower forecorner; internally fine.
A turn-of-the-century trade catalogue from the prestigious Paris hatmakers Delion. Delion was established in 1847 and supplied top hats and other headwear to the well-dressed Parisian gentleman. In 1903 they had premises in Boulevard des Capucines and Passage Jouffroy. The current catalogue details and illustrates top hats, bowlers, the 'Pneumatic', the 'Globe-Trotter', driving caps, panamas, boaters, and a tricorne. Driving macs, gabardines, canes and umbrellas are also included. Caricatures of 'Figures Contemporaines' (Camille Pelletan, Boni de Castellane) are interspersed with the listings.
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