Costumes Civiles Atuels De Tous Les Peulples Connus, Desines D'Apres Nature, Graves Et Colories. VOLUME ONE ONLY. Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur.

Costumes Civiles Atuels De Tous Les Peulples Connus, Desines D'Apres Nature, Graves Et Colories. VOLUME ONE ONLY

Paris: Chez Pavard, 1788. First edition. leather_bound. 5 pages in text. 22 x 17 cm. Seventy-four full-page hand-colored aquatint plates, all with tissue guards. Born in Canada, Grasset removed to France in 1764, serving there as writer, diplomat and publisher with a bent toward Republicanism and enlightenment ideals. Set complete in four volumes. COLAS 1879-81. Plates clean, fresh and bright, raised bands, spine labels in red and green, edge scuffing, one centimeter chip backstrip foot toward rear cover. Contemporary full brown tree calf. Very good. Item #19945

Price: $750.00