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Author
SHOBERL, Frederic (Ed)
Title
The World in Miniature: Switzerland. Containing a Description of the Character, Manners, Customs, Diversions, Dress, etc. of the People of that Country in general, and of the Inhabitants of the 22 Cantons in particular
Published
London: Printed for R. Ackermann, Repository of Art, 1827.
Description
12mo. (140 x 90mm). Contemporary full embossed calf in blind to boards with (worn) gilt title and raised bands to spine; marbled end papers. With 18 hand-coloured plates. Rubbed with upper hinge split but holding; some offsetting. Bright colouring. A lovely copy. Includes description of Basle, Zurich, Vaud, Friburg, Geneva, Tessin, and many others.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Frontispiece. Women of Berne - Guggisberg - Ober Hasli.
2. Man & Woman of Aargau.
3. Women of the Canton of Zurich.
4. Girl of Zurich.
5. Man & Boy of the Canton of Zurich.
6. Woman of St. Gall.
7. Woman of Appenzell.
8. Man & Woman of Schwytz.
9. Women of Lucerne.
10. Woman of Soleure.
11. Woman of the Pays de Vaud.
12. Man of Unterwalden.
13. Woman of Unterwalden.
14. Man of Uri.
15. Woman of German Friburg, in Bridal Costume.
16. Lady of French Friburg.
17. Woman of German Friburg, in Funeral Costume.
18. Woman of the Tessin.
References
Abbey Travel I, 6.
Hand coloured plates
18
Binding/Size
Xs=12mo
Category
Costume, Swiss
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1341