With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors. Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more. So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.
4to, with 103 hand-colored costume plates. Plates are numbered 1 to 186, so this is not a complete compilation of the full run of plates, but there is no evidence that any plates were pulled or torn out of this copy, which is soundly bound. Wrap covers are bound in the quarter calf over marbled boards binding. Plates 122 to 126 have a small tear and/or hole, not affecting image, now repaired with archival tape and not too conspicuous. Otherwise, plates exude charm, and the costumes are suffused with color. Original paper or card spine label is preserved and mounted onto the calf spine, but many will find this touch not attractive.