19th Century,Original,Antique,costume,complete book,Civil costume of England
The Civil Costume of England from the Conquest to the Present Time. Martin, Charles. Henry G. Bohn, London, 1842. Fine Contemporary leather binding. Condition:very good. Leopold Martin (illustrator). First Edition. 4to - over 9¾. Book. 61 superbly hand colored plates (Quite a few with added gold), each measuring 12 by 9 inches. Book is tight, plates clean. Occasional spots, not affecting images, plates separated by tissue guards.
First edition of this lavishly illustrated book of English historical costume, with 61 intricately hand-colored etchings by Leopold Martin after drawings by Charles Martin, heightened with gilt and gum arabic.
The figures presented in this historical survey of English dress from the Norman conquest to the middle of the 19th century are taken from contemporary tapestries, illuminated manuscripts, portraits and paintings, including Stothard’s Monumental Effigies, Strutt’s works and Lodge’s portraits. With additional etched title-page also hand-colored, with gilt highlights. Colas 1995. Lipperheide 1003.
Condition Notes: Book is tight, plates clean. Occasional spots, not affecting images, plates separated by tissue guards.Overall I would say it excellent volume for your collection or for resale. I haven't seen a nicer copy of this title offered online.
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