London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1838. First edition. Twelve finely engraved plates of women in native national costumes, each with a leaf of descriptive text. Spine extremities lightly worn, tear along front joint, intermittent light foxing. Contemporary pencil signature. A very good, clean copy. Original dark blue cloth with gilt-decorated front cover. Quarto. Item #7944
A handsome collection of costume plates from the makers of Heath’s Picturesque Annual. The plates depict the costume of Turkey, Milan, Persia, and Switzerland, as well as the costume of the courts of Louis XII and Charles VII, among others. A scarce book.