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London. Townsend
Townsend's Monthly of Parisian Costumes
London: Townsend, 1830. First edition. Hardcover. Contemporary green calf backed boards, leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Very good. 2 vols.. Unpaginated. 15. x 12.5 cm. Lacks title. 184 hand colored plates numbered 493-676 with numerous examples of Empire fashion styles per plate. There is also one dress pattern plate; plates interleaved with descriptive text. The Empire style had a fitted bodice just below the bust presenting a high-waist appearance. The gathered, long skirt is long, loosely fitted. Costume plates very clean fresh and bright with occasional faint spotting. One volume with armorial bookplate of Richard Pemberton Esq. front cover pastedown and signature dated April 1977 verso of endpaper. Second volume with a host of tissue guards. Binding tight, covers rubbed and worn with sections of marbled board designs lacking, backstrip extremity wear.[Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. [United States]
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