London. Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd. December 2, 1978. First Edition. Illustrated wrappers. 57 pages. 119 lots, many of which are illustrated in b&w and some colour. 200 x 210mm (7¾ x 8¼"). 0.2kg. . English. Very good; light shelf wear, light spotting to covers, small mark to front wrapper.
The auction catalogue for a very personal sale of Chanel's own jewellery collection and wardrobe. Subtitled 'The Chanel Wardrobe and Casket of Costume Jewllery assembled by Madame Lilian Grumbach the closest colleague of Mademoiselle Chanel during the Last Fourteen Years of Her Life which will be sold at Auction by Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd.' The jewellery is mainly costume jewellery and many pieces are stamped Chanel. The clothes are made up of Chanel's classic suits, dresses, coats and accessories, many of which were made personally by Mlle. Chanel for her own use. The collection gives a unique insight into this most stylish of women. With short text contributions from Hervé Mille and Madge Garland, and a reprint of The Times Obituary January 12 1971.