# 40097

WARD, Eric

[THEATRE] A book of make-up

$190.00 AUD

London : Samuel French, Ltd., 1930. First edition. Octavo (185 x 125 mm), publisher’s cloth-backed pictorial papered boards (a little worn), pp. 98, illustrated with numerous colour plates, as well as b/w ‘before and after’ plates with tissue overlays; front endpaper with stamps of Sydney & Melbourne bookseller Will Andrade; scattered foxing, more pronounced on the first and last few leaves; binding firm.

A practical manual for the professional or aspiring make-up artist, covering all aspects of theatrical and “filmic” work. Very much of its time, it includes techniques for creating a number of different racial stereotypes.