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HEIDELOFF, Nikolaus Wilhelm von
Gallery of Fashion
London: N. Heideloff, 1794. "The Most Splendid of English Costume Books" (Abbey) With the Two Exceptionally Rare Plates of Gentleman's Fashions [HEIDELOFF, Nikolaus Wilhelm von, publisher]. Gallery of Fashion. Vol. I[-VIII] (of IX). [London]: N. Heideloff, 1794-1802 [April 1794-March 1802]. An extremely rare and near complete set. Eight quarto volumes (of nine) bound in four (11 1/2 x 8 15/16 inches; 292 x 227 mm.). With 195 fine hand-colored aquatint plates (including the two exceptionally rare plates showing gentlemen's fashions - which were not seen by Abbey) depicting 335 figures, some heightened with gold or silver. Plates watermarked 1794 to 1800. Each volume with hand-colored engraved vignette title and twelve monthly subtitles. Complete with all of the monthly sub-titles, text and "Advertisement" and "Subscriber" leaves called for by Abbey. In addition there are 46 pp. (23 leaves) of text in German and French (Tooley refers to knowing of just 2 leaves). Contemporary half tan calf over cream paper boards. Spines with five raised bands, elaborately decorated in gilt in compartments. Red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, all edges stained yellow. With the armorial bookplates of Gloucester on each front paste-down. Corners and extremities a little rubbed, small stain on one spine panel of volume IV. An exceptionally fine set. The two additional plates relating to gentlemen's fashions were published in 1796 and are bound here in the correct chronological order; excepting Tooley, they are not mentioned in any other bibliography. This se … [Click Below for Full Description]
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