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MARECHAL, PIERRE SYLVAIN (GRASSET DE SAINT-SAUVEUR, JACQUES)
COSTUMES CIVILS ACTUELS DE TOUS LES PEUPLES CONNUS, DESSINES D'APRES NATURE, GRAVES ET COLORIES,
chez Pavard. 1788 4 volumes small quarto 8 1/4x 6 1/4 inches- IN A MAGNIFICENT PERIOD CALF BINDING, aristocratic central gilt coat of arms with a coronet, floral corner tools, spines gilt in compartments with red leather lettering labels. Half titles, titles, text numbered in manuscript throughout - with period manuscript tables at the end of each volume. ILLUSTRATED WITH 4 FINE HAND COLOURED TITLES (Europe, Asia, America and Africa) and 302 HAND COLOURED COSTUMES PLATES - in La Maniere Noire- mezzotint- plates by Ride and Mixelle after Grasset de St. Sauveur and Desrais. Many of the plates are partly printed on blue paper. Condition- near fine- but a few outer margins frayed and 8 leaves of text in volume one with a small stain. A few pin prick holes to volume four. It was first published between 1784 and 1787 by Grasset de Saint-Sauveur - Pavard produced this fine second issue in 1788. RARE COMPLETE with le Discours in volumes one and four AND FINELY BOUND. Bibliography - Colas 1979.
Bookseller: Russell Rare Books [UK]
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