Update 5/24/19: This item has been recovered!
The following item has been reported stolen: Habits of Monks Anonymous. No title: . . 16mo (8.7 cm x 222.5 cm; 3.4 x 87.6"). 36 hand-colored plates on pp. This compact but actually quite extensive souvenir offering illustrates the dress of ordained and lay members of various orders, including Capuchin, Dominican, Augustinian, Cistercian, Olivetan, Jesuit, Barnabite, Maronite, Carmelite; and congregations, including San Francesco di Paola, San Calisto, and the Fate Bene Fratelli (Ordine Ospedaliero di San Giovanni di Dio), in 36 hand-colored plates, all with captions in Italian. Interestingly, in some cases, costumes are shown for priests and laici (laymen) of the same order on opposing pages. The contents unfold accordion-style in one very long strip comprised of six pieces neatly joined together in a leporello binding; fully extended, the images measure more than seven feet. There are interesting faces here; the wearers of the featured garbs are not mere generic mannequins. Binding as above in original cream paper boards embossed in an all-over leafy pattern; apparently issued without a title leaf. Light soiling on boards, paper cracking over rear joint but "volume" holding fine. It may be seen in this online catalogue: http://www.prbm.com/_Leporellos.php If you have any information on this item, please contact the Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-744-6734.