Title Costumes et Moeurs des Differentes Nations. Ornes de 48 Gravures.
Binding Half Morocco
Book Condition Good Plus
Edition First Edition Thus
Publisher Paris Alexis Eymery 1826
Seller ID 002931
32mo, 8 by 6 cm. 120 pp. The French equivalent of a rare English miniature -- Alfred Mills "Costumes of All Nations". Woodcut plates are simple and even naive but tend to depict people in some kind of activity. Thus there is the free black man making his slave climb a tree, a young "negress" playing ouri, Congolese carrying their cheif on a chaise, South Sea natives in mourning, etc. Leather is heavily rubbed. Cloth boards with scuffs and abrasions. Light occasional foxing and other minor soiling. Some leaves with minor corner creases.