1801 or 1802 · Leipzig
by Schlichtegroll [Adolphe Heinrich Friedrich], ed.
Leipzig: Industrie Comptoir, 1801 or 1802. Cloth. Very Good. Very scarce hand-colored plate book of German costume. 8vo. 78 pp. 25 hand-colored plates (plates are not in order, but all are present). Colas 2667. Lipperheide 654. The costumes are from the Early Renaissance period, or the early 16th century, and all represent court dress. The figures in the plates have an austerity of expression and modeling that is in harmony with works of art from the period(s) depicted, and much of the beauty of the plates flows from this restraint. This copy combines what were two installments and is complete. Contemporary cloth spine, over marbled boards. Light wear to the binding. Text leaves have light foxing, not disconcerting. Plates have occasional light soiling, but overall impression is clean, and all the plates remain attractive.
(Inventory #: 002592)