Lot 138 of 221:
Bridgens, Sketches Illustrative of the Manners and Costumes of France, 1821  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$510
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Sketches Illustrative of the Manners and Costumes of France, Switzerland, and Italy

Author:
Bridgens, R[ichard]

Place:
London

Publisher:
Baldwin, Cradock and Joy

Date:
1821

Description:

With 50 hand-colored plates, including additional title page and one fold out. (Folio) 31.5x24 cm (12x9½") later half morocco and marbled boards, morocco title label lettered in gilt, raised spine bands with gilt rule, gilt spine lettering. First Edition.

Scarce copy containing all the charming hand colored plates, a few of which feature dynamic scenes such as a horse race or Carnival, while most are more subdued or restrained costume studies.

Donated by J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC, Syosset, NY.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Wear, soiling and a bit of staining to binding, rubbing to extremities, bumps to bottom corners; light scattered foxing throughout, including plates, but colors still vibrant; very good.


 
Item number:
280507a
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