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The Costumes of the Netherlands, Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings after Drawings from Nature With Descriptions in English and French, Miss Semple
121 Miss Semple The Costumes of the Netherlands, Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings after Drawings from Nature With Descriptions in English and French
London Ackermann's Repository of the Arts 1817 or 1819 Paper pastedown onto boards Very Good 
Folio. 30 hand-colored plates plus title page vignette. Title page gives 1817 as publication date, and plates are watermarked 1817, but front pastedown label gives date of 1819. 14.5 by 10.5 inches. 37 by 27 cm. With original publisher's boards and label. Rebacked with matching cloth. Boards are soiled and scuffed, with red surface paper rubbed off along edges and corners. Still attractive binding. Scattered light foxing and soiling within, but overall impression is of clean and fresh. One plate with tiny pinprick hole. 
Price: 2750.00 USD
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The Costume of the Hereditary States of The House of Austria, Displayed Iin Fifty Coloured Engravings, with Descriptions, and an Introduction, Moleville, M. Bertrand, Translated By R. C. Dallas
122 Moleville, M. Bertrand, Translated By R. C. Dallas The Costume of the Hereditary States of The House of Austria, Displayed Iin Fifty Coloured Engravings, with Descriptions, and an Introduction
London William Miller 1804 First Edition Full Blindstamped Leather Fine 
Folio - over 12. Book. 50 handcolored plates, all 14 by 10 inches, clean as can be. Pages in general clean, with usual offsetting from plates onto text pages. xxviii, list of plates, then plates alternating with text page, English one side, French the other, all of which is unpaginated. Binding tight. Leather has some soilage and rubbed along spine edge. Gilt bright on boards, faded on spine. High quality of interior and plates make this fine, or near fine, overall. 
Price: 1850.00 USD
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The Costume of the Hereditary States of The House of Austria, Displayed Iin Fifty Coloured Engravings, with Descriptions, and an Introduction, Moleville, M. Bertrand, Translated by R. C. Dallas
123 Moleville, M. Bertrand, Translated by R. C. Dallas The Costume of the Hereditary States of The House of Austria, Displayed Iin Fifty Coloured Engravings, with Descriptions, and an Introduction
London William Miller 1804 First Edition Full Blindstamped Morocco Very Good 
A classic costume plate book. Folio, 36 by 27 cm. 50 handcolored plates. xxviii, list of plates, then plates alternating with text page, English one side, French the other, all of which is unpaginated. Rubbing along joints, and other scuffs and wear to contemporary morocco. Scattered light soiling. Short closed tear by hinge of frontis. Typical offsetting. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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The Chapter of Kings.  Illustrated by Thirty-eight Engravings Exhibiting the Most Important Events in English History, Mr. Collins
124 Mr. Collins The Chapter of Kings. Illustrated by Thirty-eight Engravings Exhibiting the Most Important Events in English History
London J. Harris 1818 First Edition Quarter Morocco, over boards with paper pastedowns Very Good 
12mo, 5.25 by 4.25 inches, 14 by 11 cm. As noted in title, with 38 hand-colored plates depicting the kings of England. Each plate has a header caption relating a salient fact about the particular king, and the bottom caption carries a line of doggeril that rhymes with the facing page. The book was intended as an instructive text for children, as noted on the rear cover: "Parents and Teachers must have remarked the difficulty Children experience in recollecting the Succession of the English Monarchs, and likewise how much the memory is assited by rhyme." The blurb also notes the "correctness of the Costume and Design". Modern audiences will undoubtedly find the plates suffused with a gory charm, and this is also an early textbook featuring hand-coloring. Scuffs on the binding and other edgewear. Light soiling to the pages. Overall, quite clean and attractive. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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125 Mr. Collins The Chapter of Kings. Illustrated by Thirty-eight Engravings Exhibiting the Most Important Events in English History
London J. Harris 1818 First Edition Blindstamped Cloth Very Good 
12mo, 5.25 by 4.25 inches, 14 by 11 cm. As noted in title, with 38 hand-colored plates depicting the kings of England. Each plate has a header caption relating a salient fact about the particular king, and the bottom caption carries a line of doggeril that rhymes with the facing page. The book was intended as an instructive text for children, as noted on the rear cover: "Parents and Teachers must have remarked the difficulty Children experience in recollecting the Succession of the English Monarchs, and likewise how much the memory is assited by rhyme." The blurb also notes the "correctness of the Costume and Design". Modern audiences will undoubtedly find the plates suffused with a gory charm, and this is also an early textbook featuring hand-coloring. Light wear to the binding as well as light soiling to the pages. Overall, quite clean and attractive. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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Costumes Militaires Français, Noirmont, Mrs. Dunoyer de and Alfred de Marbot, both authors and artists.  Lithography by Andre and Gustave David
126 Noirmont, Mrs. Dunoyer de and Alfred de Marbot, both authors and artists. Lithography by Andre and Gustave David Costumes Militaires Français
Paris and London, respectively Clément; E. Gambart 1860 First Quarter Morocco. Marbled boards Near FIne 
A gorgeous, sweeping collection of historic French military costume plates, as comprehensive as imaginable, spanning 1439 to 1815, or from the Renaissance to Waterloo. Folio, 45 by 33.5 cm. 450 hand-colored plates in all. Vol. 1: 100 pp, hand-colored plates numbered 1 to115. Vol. 2: 48 pp. Plates numbered 116 to 300. Vol. 3: 58 pp. Plates numbered 1 to 150. The illustrations are generally not static, dull costume plates but rather, the artist usually shows the soldiers in engaged in some activity, and so the illustrations also document the military lifestyle of the day depicted. Many of these plates, thus, can be viewed as genre or action pictures, and their large size contributes to their visual excitement as well. Condition: some light foxing on the text pages. Plate leaves have light age toning along edges but are otherwise very clean, fresh, bright. Morocco spines with a few minor scuffs and rubbing. Bindings are overall solid and attractive. Note that the set is extremely heavy -- about 37 or 38 lbs. -- and so shipping is bound to cost extra (more than the number produced by the standard shipping template on Internet sites). 
Price: 15000.00 USD
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Highland Dress by Paisleys, Paisleys Limited
127 Paisleys Limited Highland Dress by Paisleys
Glasgow Plaisleys Limited 1939 Ninth Edition Leatherette Very Good 
Highly appealing survey and catalogue of a leading purveyor of kilts and Scottish fashion, with color plates showing men, women, boys and girls in various kilt outfits, and each of these illustrated models shown with a separate background image of classic Scottish settings. 8vo. 22 by 17.5 cm. 32 pp. Also included is the 22 page "Appendix to Catalogue of Highland Costumes . . . Containing Full Details and Prices. Also Complete List of Clan Names, Septs and Dependents." The Appendix is dated, Revised September, 1939, and it is this for which we rely on in our dating. The Appendix fits into a pocket attached to the rear board. The cover has a few minor scuffs and one inconspicuous edge ding. A few leaves have minor dog ears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Modes et Costumes Historiques: Dessines et Graves Par Pauguet Freres d'Apres Les Meilleurs Maitres De Chaque Epoque et Les Documents Les Plus Authentiques, Pauquet Freres
128 Pauquet Freres Modes et Costumes Historiques: Dessines et Graves Par Pauguet Freres d'Apres Les Meilleurs Maitres De Chaque Epoque et Les Documents Les Plus Authentiques
Paris Aux Bureaux Des Modes et Costumes Historiques, Pauquet Freres, Rene Pincebourde Three Quarter Morocco Near Fine Pauquet Freres 
Folio - over 12. Book. Circa 1860s, undated. 96 handcolored plates, vignette style, of costumes from the Middle Ages to the mid-19th century in Europe. Plates are almost entirely clean and bright. A few have minor light smudges in no way affecting the picture. Binding tight. Morocco spine has five raised bands and intricate tracery work. Light shelfwear to leather by joints, and wear in corner. Spine a bit faded, but gilt still clear. Interior, fine, binding, VG, overall, fine, or near fine. 
Price: 1400.00 USD
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Original Watercolor and Pencil Drawing for a Fashion Plate Featuring Two Women in Gowns, Pauquet, Hippolyte
129 Pauquet, Hippolyte Original Watercolor and Pencil Drawing for a Fashion Plate Featuring Two Women in Gowns
1858 NA Very Good 
Signed and dated February 2, 1858 by artist. Measuring 25 by 21.5 cm. Pauquet's work in printed form is easy to find; the original sketches are not. Pauquet's work appeared in various fashion periodicals and he also published "Modes et Costumes Historiques" around 1860. He was best known for fashion illustration, but he did other types of book illustration as well. A little light margin soiling. The painting was formerly pasted onto something else, and so on the back of remnants in the corner of this. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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Viaggio di Signor Pallas in Diverse Province dell'Imperio Russo Sino ai Confini della China Compendiati dal Cav. Compagnoni Con tavole in rame colorate (5 Vols.) [nella serie intitotita "Raccolta di Viaggi Dopo Quelli di Cook" esequita tanto per mare quanto per terra, e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana], Peter Simon Pallas
130 Peter Simon Pallas Viaggio di Signor Pallas in Diverse Province dell'Imperio Russo Sino ai Confini della China Compendiati dal Cav. Compagnoni Con tavole in rame colorate (5 Vols.) [nella serie intitotita "Raccolta di Viaggi Dopo Quelli di Cook" esequita tanto per mare quanto per terra, e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana]
Milano Tipografia Sonzogno e Comp. 1816 First Edition thus Wraps Very Good 
12mo. (18 by 11 cm.) Five volumes. With 22 plates, most hand-colored. This is the first Italian version of Pallas' travels to Russia. The costume plates are richly colored and lovely. The leaves have a nice rag content and are thus quite clean, even uncommonly so, compared to most Italian publications of the early nineteenth century. The work is complete as of itself; it is a part of a larger series of travel journals translated into Italian at the time. In this series, this book constitutes Tomo XIII. This copy has the original wraps. These have creases and soiling. Still, they can be regarded as well-preserved and of interest from the perspective of publishing practices of the era. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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The Costume of Great Britain, Pyne, W. H.
131 Pyne, W. H. The Costume of Great Britain
London William Miller, Printed By Howlett and Brimmer 1804 First Edition Full Leather Near Fine Pyne, W. H. 
Folio - over 12. Book. Publication date given as 1804 but most plates dated Jan 1805. 60 handcolored aquatint plates, but color illustration on title. 14 by 10 inches each. Plates and interior text generally clean, with usual offsetting of plates. Full leather binding tight and holding firm with some scuffing, spine decoration faded/dulled/rubbed. Publisher's Preface page has neat triangle, sides about 2', cut out of lower corner, not close to any text. Unpaginated, other than iii for preface. Overall, a near fine copy, and extremely rare in what appears to be a genuine first edition! 
Price: 2800.00 USD
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Le Costume Historique (6 volumes), Racinet, Albert Charles Auguste
132 Racinet, Albert Charles Auguste Le Costume Historique (6 volumes)
Paris Firmin-Didot et Cie. 1888 1st Edition Half Morocco Fine 
Book. Elephant Folio - over 15. This is the much less common folio version of this work, with each of 6 volumes measuring 16.5 by 12.5 inches, or 42 by 32 cm. With 500 plates, 300 using color chromolithography. This copy is about as as good as it gets. Modern half morocco over green boards is pristine. Five thick raised bands on each spine, with gilt lettered labels. Traditional Victorian endpapers. All bindings are tight. Interiors are about as clean as can be, notwithstanding the most occasional and lightest of speck. This is one of the most elaborate and detailed costume books ever produced, if not the single most ambitious such work. It is still an invaluable reference, but it functions fabulously well simply as visual entertainment, and the plates contained herein have found their ways to many a print shop where they have been framed and later hung on walls as decoration. As not uncommon among costume books, Racinet also serves up a healthy helping of accessories and interiors throughout the ages. Like Racinet's other masterpiece, "L'Ornement Polychrome", the chromolithography of this work is exceptionally brilliant. 
Price: 7500.00 USD
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A Collection of Swiss Costumes in Miniature.  Designed by Reinhardt.  Each Plate Represents a View Taken on the Spot; To Which is Added a Description in French and English.  Collection de Costumes Suisses, D'Apres les Dessins de Reinhardt.  Chaque Planche Represente un Costume Avec Une Vue Prise Sur Les Lieux, A Laquelle on A Joint.  La Description en Anglais et en Francais., Reinhardt
133 Reinhardt A Collection of Swiss Costumes in Miniature. Designed by Reinhardt. Each Plate Represents a View Taken on the Spot; To Which is Added a Description in French and English. Collection de Costumes Suisses, D'Apres les Dessins de Reinhardt. Chaque Planche Represente un Costume Avec Une Vue Prise Sur Les Lieux, A Laquelle on A Joint. La Description en Anglais et en Francais.
London W. T. Gilling; printed by G. Schulze 1822 First Edition Half Morocco over Marbled Boards 
4to, 11 by 7.5", 28 by 19 cm. With 30 exquisite hand-colored plates. Lipperheide 907. Colas 2530. Shelfwear and rubbing to contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards. Some finger soiling to margins of plates and text leaves. Some foxing of blank preliminaries. Still, tissue guards intact and overall quite clean, with plates fresh, bright, and like small fine paintings, and the pictures are more richly detailed than the typical aquatint costume books of the same vintage. The illustrations also capture perfectly the folkish, even naive, simplicity associated with Swiss culture at the time yet with elegance. There is, in other words, no crudeness or coarseness to the figures depicted. A most extraordinary achievement, comparable to the paintings of Lory of the same period. 
Price: 5000.00 USD
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History of the Fan, Rhead, G. Woolliscroft
134 Rhead, G. Woolliscroft History of the Fan
J. B. Lippiincott Company; Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. 1910 Limited First Edition Cloth Very Good 
Folio - over 12. Book. Limited first edition, this is #43 of 180 copies for sale in the United States. xix + 311 pp. Lippincott of Philadelphia in association with Kegan French of London. 27 color plates, 100 more in half-tone. While ex-lib copy, evidence of it is overall discreet, with unobtrusive bookplate on FFP and small pasted tape on lower spine. Pages and interior entirely clean, and tight. Because of heaviness of book, inner hinges in front and back reinforced with clear tape. Two straight lines running down spine. Overall, VG. This was first and very comprehensive study of its subject and remains an exemplary exegesis on a niche in the decorative arts. Book is extremely heavy and so postage may need to be recalculated, especially for export. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Un Air Embaume Parfume le Monde L'Or de Rigaud.  sa firme ses parfums, Richepin, Jean, author of introductory poem entitled "Fleurs"
135 Richepin, Jean, author of introductory poem entitled "Fleurs" Un Air Embaume Parfume le Monde L'Or de Rigaud. sa firme ses parfums
Wraps Very Good 
Scarce, with no copies located on OCLC FirstServe. N.d., circa 1914, when the fragrance "Un Air Embaume" was first introduced. 8vo. 24 by 21 cm. Unpaginated, 12 leaves, plus tissue guards and wraps, with nine of those being color plates. Rigaud as a parfumier dates back to 1852. At the turn of the century it created and marketed fragrances associated with celebrities of the day -- one fragrance was named after the opera star "Mary Garden" -- and the company might well have been a pioneer in such tie-ins. The company also consciously pursued the Anglo market, and capitalized on the Gallic vogue at the time for things English, by naming a number of its products in English. The company remains in business today, but its emphasis it now on home or ambient fragrances. In this glossy marketing brochure, intended as much to build the exotic, luxurious mystique of the companies fragrances as to peddle its specific products, the color plates capture perfectly the sinewy, rich aesthetic of the day, with equal amounts of Art Nouveau elegance; the overripe, almost lurid colors and styles of the Jugendstil, or the Teutonic version of Art Nouveau; and the softer, Rococo frivolity and flirty lightness epitomized by a Fragonard or Boucher. The Richepin poem that serves as a preface evokes the hedonistic, possibly decadent, sensuality that is the mood, or mix of moods, of the illustrations that follow. And so the names of perfumes are Prince Igor, Marthe Chenal (a French opera singer, who like Mary Garden, was particularly associated with Jules Massenet), Pres de Vous, Muses des Bois, l'heure charmante, lilas de Rigaud, Oeillet d'Andalousie, Mary Garden, and des Roses. The cream cover has foxing. Within the brochure is clean. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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136 Robida, A. (texte et dessins) [Albert Robida] Mesdames Nos Aieules. Dix Siecles D'Elegances
Paris A La Librairie Illustree 1891 Cloth Very Good 
254 pp. With 29 color plates and numerous text woodcuts. Age toned, clean, tight. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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137 Robida, Alphonse, Translated from the French By Mrs. Cashel Hoey "Yester-Year": Ten Centuries of Toilette
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1891 First Edition Hardcover Good Robida, A. 
Book. 8vo - over 7¾. xi, 264 pp + 29 colored plates of costume by Robida. Some rubbing and wear to brown cloth, decorated with images of women in period dress. Some toning to pages, with occasional, generally light soilage. Small stain on foreedge. A few minor close tears or creases at edges of a few pages. A good, not perfect copy with clean plates. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Tipos Espanoles, Rodriguez, Manuel Moreno, artist
138 Rodriguez, Manuel Moreno, artist Tipos Espanoles
Madrid Romo y Fussel Paper pastedown on boards Near Fine 
N.d., circa 1890s. Oblong, 35 by 24 cm, 14 by 9.5 inches. With 20 chromolithographic plates of Spanish costume. Most plates with two figures, with each plate representing a particular region of Spain. Interspersed are short scores for music associated with the various regions: "Sevillanas", "Gallegada", "Malaguena", "Sardana" (Cataluna), et. al. The plates are on a card thick glossy paper. Probably a work produced with the tourist trade in mind, and so there is no written text to speak of. Clean within, with minor soiling and wear to the boards. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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L'Antique Rome Description Historique & Pittoresque de out ce qui concerne le peuple Romain, dans ses costumes, Civils, Militaires & Religieux, dans ses moeurs publiques & privees depuis Romulus, jusqu'a Augustule Ouvage orne de cinquante tableaux, Saint-Sauveur, J. G. (J. Grasset)
139 Saint-Sauveur, J. G. (J. Grasset) L'Antique Rome Description Historique & Pittoresque de out ce qui concerne le peuple Romain, dans ses costumes, Civils, Militaires & Religieux, dans ses moeurs publiques & privees depuis Romulus, jusqu'a Augustule Ouvage orne de cinquante tableaux
Paris Chez Deroy 1796 Quarter Calf, Speckled Boards Very Good 
4to. 25.5 by 20 cm. Two frontises (one with engraving, other hand-colored plate), title, [2], 221, [3] pp. With 50 hand-colored aquatint plates, the most exciting not merely costume but showing military and equestrians on move or in action. (And first frontis is B/W.) Colas 1298. The timing of the publication was significant -- it was the fourth year of the Directoire, and so noted on the title. Revolutionary France drew inspiration from Ancient Rome in terms of its republicanism, its muscular outlook, and its aesthetics (although this was a trend that certainly predated the Revolution). Note that this work is encountered without coloring most often. Moderate wear to the binding, and scattered light foxing and soiling within. 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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L'Antica Roma ovvero Descrizione Storica e Pittorica di Tutto ciò che Riguarda il Popolo Romano ne’ suoi Costumi Militari Religiosi Pubblici e Privati da Romolo Fino ad Augusto, Saint-Sauveur, J. Grasset.  Translated into Italian, with notes by, Francesco Gandini
140 Saint-Sauveur, J. Grasset. Translated into Italian, with notes by, Francesco Gandini L'Antica Roma ovvero Descrizione Storica e Pittorica di Tutto ciò che Riguarda il Popolo Romano ne’ suoi Costumi Militari Religiosi Pubblici e Privati da Romolo Fino ad Augusto
Bergamo Mazzoleni 1825 Half Morocco. Marbled boards. Custom slipcase. Very Good 
Folio, 31 by 23 cm. 328 pp. Aquatint portrait, 62 hand-colored plates. Lipperheide Be 29. This book is in a larger format than the French original of 1796. This is tantamount to a large paper edition of the original. Custom slipcase with morocco trim, patterned paper pastedown. Modern half red morocco binding. Condition: slip case with some separation of a few edges. Repair to joints. Some foxing on paper, but overall, remarkably clean given the paper stock used at the time in Italy. One long closed tear repaired, and a few shorter tear repairs. 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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