A Cyclopaedia Of Costume Or Dictionary of Dress, Including Notices of Contemporaneous Fashions on the Continent;; And A General History of the Costumes of the principal Countries of Europe, from the Commencement of the Christian Era to the Accession of George the Third. James Robinson Planche.

A Cyclopaedia Of Costume Or Dictionary of Dress, Including Notices of Contemporaneous Fashions on the Continent;; And A General History of the Costumes of the principal Countries of Europe, from the Commencement of the Christian Era to the Accession of George the Third

London: Chatto and Windus, 1876. First edition. leather_bound. 527 & 488 pages. 4to, 27 1/2 x 21 cm. Twenty-four chromolithograph plates and a plethora of full-page and text illustrations in black and white. Volume I: Dictionary, and Vol.II: A General History of Costume in Europe with the former in essence an illustrated Glossary. A comprehensive work covering military and ecclesiastical costumes as well as daily fashion with illustrated etymological studies of common and arcane costume terminology. Armorial bookplates, circular library stamp verso of free endpapers (the only ex-library marks), raised bands, spines richly gilt, triple gilt cover border panels frame elaborate gilt cover designs, joints and extremities slightly rubbed. Contemporary full mustard morocco. Aeg. Very good. 2 vols. Item #16436

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