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Author
GAVARNI. [Paul]
Title
Douze Nouveaux Travestissemens.
Published
Paris: Les Modes Parisiennes, 1856.
Description
Quarto. (35 x 26 cm). Title (Twelve New Disguises) and 12 delightful hand coloured engraved plates. Half black cloth with mounted original white front wrapper with title in gold; tissue guards protect each plate; coloured end papers; binding mildly rubbed; some minor stains and foxing to plates - else in good condition. These beautiful and most elegant plates show Parisian females with theatre costumes, walking dresses etc as worn in Paris in the mid 19th century. They depict the magnificence of fashion for the bourgeoise and nobility alike.

Plates are without captions, apart from being numbered from 1 to 12, so not listed.
Hand coloured plates
12
Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
Costume, France, Theatre
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1435