The "Les Maitres de l'Affiche" series was offered as a subscription series to collectors. Every month for 60 months, from December 1895 through November 1900, subscribers received four loose sheets (Maitres) with a cover sheet. It was sold in Paris for 2.50 francs for one month's subscription, (four Maitres) and for 27 francs for 12 months (48 maitres), plus special (bonus) plates. Maitre's were never issued in a book form, but a binding of the twelve months of Maitres was offered to subscribers at the end of the year. It was a beautiful hardcover design by Paul Berthon. The ""Maitres de l'Affiche,"" were issued as separate numbered sheets, referred to as ""plates"" (PL). They were numbered, with the printers name "Imprimerie Chaix," in the margin at the bottom left hand corner, "PL.1" to "PL.240." In the margin at the bottom right hand corner of each, is a blind embossed stamp from a design of Cheret's. Dimentions of each Maitre: 11 3/8 inches x 15 3/4 inches. Team Antiques has a selection of Maitres de l'Affiche prints available. Call (914) 686-8147, or email email@example.com with inquires.