32 Fine hand coloured costume plates (1815)

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Etrennes Geographiques ou Costumes des principaux peuples de l'Europe accompagnes D'un Precis historique sur chaque pays sa description, et celle des moeurs et Customes de se habitans

Published: Paris Saintin

Date: 1815

original contemporary full speckled calf gilt leather binding professionally rebacked with a new label to the front board - former owners engraved bookplate on the front paste down end paper - neat ink inscription on the front free end paper dated Midsummer 1819 - lacks first blank leaf - contents are clean fresh and tight - some light offsetting from the hand colouring to the facing page of text

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32 fine hand coloured plates of regional costumes. Worlcat shows only three copies in institutional holdings worldwide National Art Library, V&A and Morgan Library and Museum [USA]

£495

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