LOT 1510

[Costumes] La Géographie en Estampes

ou Moeurs et Costumes des différens Peuples de la Terre. Paris, Chez Lecerf, graveur (...) et a la Librairie d'Éducation de Blanchard (...)., n.d. (ca. 1820), (II,196 p., with engraved frontispiece, title and 27 (of 28?) costume prints, original printed cardboard, oblong 8vo.

Without the print depicting the French and English costumes (we could not find out whether that print belongs in this edition). Bookblock and some quires sl. loose, sl. foxed; plainly rebacked with paper strip; edges sides worn. The first edition of this finely illustrated costume book. Later editions (for example the third edition of 1825) saw maps of the 4 continents being added, something that was only mentioned on the half title.

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