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8°: [1] portrait protected with a paper-guard, 40 pp. with interleaved 10 chromolithographed plates in colour, protected by paper-guards, and two in black and white, [1] title, [11] photos in sepia, printed from both sides, [2] index and advertisement, original cloth binding with gilt illustration on the cover, green spine with gilt lettering (Very Good, with light foxing and staining, binding slightly worn, a stamp on the last endpaper).


[The Ilustrated Beautiful Mask. Instructions for Make-Up. Second, with Images Improved and Enlarged Edition].

An uncommon book on the theatrical make-up and wig making was published in Ljubljana in 1926. It includes chromolithographed illustrations and instructions for mostly character roles (such as an Englishman, Jew, Policeman etc) and a selection of portraits of actors from Ljubljana’s early 1920s theatre plays, where the author of the book participated as a make-up artist.

The author Emil Navinšek (1876-1952), signed as a chief-wigmaker of the royal theatres in Ljubljana, was a Slovenia-born theatre make-up and wig master, who published several articles in the theatrical magazine Maska (The Mask). He was also an owner of a shop with theatre props and make-up in the city centre. This is the second enlarged and revised edition, published by the author. The first edition was issued in 1921 without illustrations.

We could only find one example outside Slovenian libraries (Slovenian Study Library in Klagenfurt).


References: OCLC 442168687.

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