Title GALLERY OF FASHION 1790 - 1822 From Plates by Heideloff and Ackermann. with an Introduction by Sacheverell Sitwell.
Edition First Edition
Publisher London Batsford Colour Books 1949
Seller ID 7602
This is a First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book belongs to the series of Batsford Books - a combination of text background on the subject a Frontispiece and 15 plates that are blank on the reverse side. Nicely colored with careful detail with a caption below that emphasizes needlework, fabric, etc. , plus the use for the dress. Court dress, Walking dress, etc.. Each plate is numbered next to the caption with notes containing emphasis and explanations. The Frontispiece has a border of scarves, hats, bows, feathers, belts. All plates are in color. The binding is tight, the book has a neatly written former owner gift note on the front free end paper corner - dated 1951. There is a small moisture mark on the lower right corner. The book interior is clean and crisp. The plates are pristine. The books is paper covered, not cloth. The dust jacket has another scene in color. There is some darkening at the top and bottom edges. The soft paper jacket has wear at the points where the jacket is folded over the spine and the fore edges. There are a couple of short closed tears and minimal small chips at the corners. Generally clean, unclipped, and now protected from any further wear by a new, archival, see-through, removable mylar cover that makes the book look bright and fresh..; 8vo
Fashion Fashion Plates History Of Fashion Customs Costumes