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HOLLAR, Wenceslaus. ( Wenceslas ). 26 etched plates.:
ORNATUS MULIEBRIS ANGLICANUS, Or the Severall Habits of English Women, From the Nobilitie to the Contry Woman, as They Are in These Times, 1640 .
(London, [Henry Overton]) circa 1766.. Issue unknown as LACKING TITLE PAGE, facsimile of the 1640 title page mounted on first free endpaper, late 17th or early 18th century, small 4to, approximately 260 x 200 mm, 10¼ x 7½ inches, 26 etched plates, complete, most with W.Hollar's name and date in lower corner, 1638,1639 and 1640, image size approximately 135 x 132 mm, 5¼ x 2¾, varying very slightly, good impressions, all plates numbered in lower corner of image, a few bound slightly out of order, the collection bound in modern half calf over new marbled sides, patterned gilt dividing lines, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt floral ornament in 5 compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. A collection of 25 full length elegant and attractive costume plates of English gentlewomen plus 1 of a kitchen maid, originally published in 1640. Very popular, there were many issues up to the end of the 18th century. The plates in our collection are on laid paper with horizontal lines, 2 different watermarks: the Strasburg Lily and the Fleur de Lys. Plate 1 very slightly chipped at fore-edge and at lower outer corner, neatly repaired, small closed tear to inner edge of No.9, another to inner margin of No.10, lower margin of No.14 and No.15, 2 tiny closed tears to corner of No.16, another closed tear 60 mm (2 ¾) to outer margin of No.12, not entering image, all neatly repaired on reverse, very light creasing to lower blank margin corner of No.11 plus a very small pale brown spot in same corner. A very good complete set of these famous Hollar plates, lacking title page … [Click Below for Full Description]
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