Subtitle is: "A standard and complete guide to the technique of modern hairdressing, manicure, massage and beauty culture". New edition of the volume originally edited by Gilbert A. Foan. Illustrated with fifteen plates and over 400 pictures in the text. Pagination: xx + 623 pages including index. There is no publication date stated but text of Preface to Second Edition and handwriting on publisher bookplate together indicate a date of publication between February 1935 and September 1936. This edition was prepared specially for subscribers by the publisher as stated on a slip tipped-in to the half-title page.
Half-bound with blue leather to spine and cover corners and blue cloth to boards; gilt lettering to front cover and spine.
Good condition for a book of this age: light wear and markings to covers and spine with cuts to spine binding and board material exposed in places including hardcover corners and a 1.3cm x 1.6cm closed tear to cloth revealing rear board material, light slanting to spine; front free endpaper and half-title page starting to detach from front pastedown endpaper, split to binding between half-title page and frontispiece, cracking to rear internal hinge, page xix/xx detached with 1 x 2.5cm, 2 x 1.5cm closed tears and creasing to page fore edge and several smaller closed tears to bottom and fore edges, 0.8cm closed tear and crease to page 5/6 bottom edge, 1.3cm closed tear to page 145/146 top edge, 1.2cm closed tear to page 175/176 bottom edge, 5.7cm closed tear to page 205/206 bottom edge, 2.8cm closed tear to page 223/224 bottom edge, 2.5cm maximum closed tears to bottom edge of pages 253 to 260, 1cm closed tear to bottom edge of plate #2, 1.6cm closed tear to page 281/282 bottom edge, 1.8cm closed tears to top edge of pages 285 to 288, 1.3cm closed tear to page 285/286 bottom edge, 2cm closed tear to top edge of plate #4, 1 x 2cm and 1 x 0.5cm closed tears to bottom edge of plate #4, 3.2cm closed tear to page 309/310 bottom edge, 1.8cm closed tears to bottom edge of pages 325 to 328, 20.5cm x 2cm triangular open tear to page 333/334 fore edge, 1.8cm closed tear to page 343/344 bottom edge, 1.7cm closed tear to page 353/354 bottom edge, 17cm closed tear to plate #7 bottom edge, 1cm closed tear to page 411/412 bottom edge, 0.8cm closed tear to page 469/470 bottom edge, 0.7cm closed tear to page 537/538 bottom edge, crease to top corner of page 623 and rear free endpaper; publisher bookplate to front pastedown endpaper, blue ink stain to fore edge of pages 571 to 623 and rear free endpaper, occasional foxing/soiling internally otherwise internally fine given age of book.