The Monthly Magazine.

Vol. 1 nos 1-11; Vol. 2 no 1 (all publ). New York, Febr.1950-Jan.1951. Folio; unbound, original pictorial wrappers; numerous illustrations, photographs, etc.
Together with: FLAIR ANNUAL. 1953 (all). New York, 1952. Original publ. dec. cloth. 230 pp; folio. All are in fine condition, a few small defects to spines and very slight dust-soilage to some covers (only vol.1 no 7 with slight damage to the punch-hole). A bit of negligible soilage to some of the covers, altogether an excellent set.

EUR 1,500.00

Complete set in fine condition of this magnificently produced monthly, edited by Fleur Cowles, with colour-ads, inserts, and beautiful coloured wrappers, several of which (as a special trade-mark of the publication) have a see-through punch hole as part of the design. Flair was a magazine of Art, Fashion, Literature, Entertainment, Decor and Travel, with innovative lay-outs and designs. Issues of 130 pages on glossy paper, full of photographs and illustrations, and with contribs. byJean Cocteau, W.H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, Salvador Dali (The Gypsy Angels of Spain), François Mauriac, Jean Genet, Colette, Jules Supervielle, Simone de Beauvoir, Helene Walker, John O'Hara, Robert Ruark, and many others; special issues on Paris, New York, London, the 'All Male'-issue College Review Issue, etc. This fine magazine, very typical for the early fifties and epoch making in journalism, had to give up publication after twelve issues. The Flair Annual was an attempt to revive this splendid production.