How to become a theatrical figure
310037 Maker: L. Leichner, Schützenstr. 31, Berlin S.W. (printed by Alphons Bruckmann, Munich). Leichner-Album. 150 striking portrays for the stage. Half-title, title, 3 pp. of contents and 150 plates (plain backs) depicting historical and theatrical figures. Joined is a sample sheet of Grease-Paints Fards gras (illustrated card with 77 [instead of 79] make-up colors; sticks and compacts by Leichner are shown at the back). Stiff boards, ill. front cover. Type and relief halftone. 288x232 mm. c1900.
g marks in a corner. The plates display fictitious portrays, reproductions of paintings or prints and photos of actors. To their right and to their left are detailed instructions for make-up (Flesh-colour, Cheeks, Temples...) in German and English. They refer to the sample card which shows beside the name of the tint (Mephisto, Mikado, Vasantasena...) a small rectangle with the color painted in gouache.
Edges rubbed, corners somewhat bumped, stamp on front endpaper and title, small marginal tears at c10 pages, 5 pp. damaged (loss of printed surface in the frame), 5 slightly defective, sample card with 2 foldin
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