London, South Kensington
3 May 2007
COSTUME. A collection of 6 costume books. London: various imprints, 1800-1818 [plates watermarked 1821-22]. 6 volumes, 2° (356 x 258mm). Text in English and French. Uniformly bound in contemporary blue straight-grained morocco, spines ornately gilt with 'Costumes' and the name of the relevant country in gilt in 2 compartments, wide gilt and blindstamped border round sides, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (a few marks and scuff-marks).
Comprising: MASON, George Henry. The Costume of China. London: for W. Miller, 1800. 60 hand-coloured aquatint plates (a little offsetting). FIRST EDITION of the text. Abbey Travel 533; Colas 2009; Lipperheide 1520.
[?MASON, George Henry]. The Punishments of China. London: for William Miller, 1801. 22 hand-coloured aquatint plates (a little offsetting). FIRST EDITION of the text. Abbey Travel 532; Colas 2010; Lipperheide 1522.
PYNE, William Henry. Costume of Great Britain. London: for William Miller, 1804. Hand-coloured engraved title-vignette and 60 aquatint plates (light offsetting, bookplates removed). FIRST EDITION, ISSUE WITH COLOURED BACKGROUNDS. Abbey Life 430. Colas 2447; Lipperheide 985.
DALVIMART, Octavien. The Costume of Turkey. London: for William Miller, 1804. Hand-coloured aquatint title-vignette and 60 hand-coloured engraved plates. Second edition. Abbey Travel 370; cf.Colas 782; cf.Lipperheide 1422.
MOLEVILLE, Antoine François Bertrand de. The Costume of the Hereditary States of Austria. London: for William Miller, 1804. 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates (a little offsetting). FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel 71; Colas 2112; Lipperheide 831.
WAGEMAN, Thomas Charles. The Military Costume of Turkey. London: Thomas McLean, 1818. Large hand-coloured aquating title-vignette and 30 aquatint plates (very light offsetting). FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel 373; Colas 2059. (6)
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