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1 Bridgens, R[ichard Hicks] Sketches Illustrative of the Manners and Costumes of France, Switzerland and Italy [Costumes of Italy Switzerland and France]
London Baldwin, Gradock & Joy 1821 First Quarter Calf Very Good 
Small folio, 12 by 9 inches, 32 by 25 cm. With 50 hand-colored plates combining copper engraving, soft ground etching and aquatint. Also hand-colored ornamented half title. A full title page is lacking. One plate is folding. Plates watermarked 1820 or 1821, the majority being from 1821. 42 plates are of Italy, 6 of France, 2 of Switzerland. A few plates are of dynamic scenes such as a horse race or Carnival, while most are more subdued or restrained costume studies. All plates feature a shimmering rich, light palette. Seldom is this compilation of plates found complete as this copy. Some light marginal foxing that never distracts from the imagery. Calf spine is later. Some scuffs on cloth boards. Bookplate on FEP. 
Price: 1450.00 USD
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