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Costume of Portugal
L'Eveque, Henri

Costume of Portugal
Costume of Portugal


Good. Bound quarter calf. Covers rubbed and edge-worn. All copies issued without a title page - only a half-title. A touch of foxing. Uncut pages. Small hole to rear free endpaper. Half-title, dedication leaf to counselor, Minister and Secretary of State Antonio de Araújo de Azevedo, 1st Count of Barca (1754-1817), followed by 50 numbered, hand coloured aquatints, interspersed by 52 leaves with bilingual descriptions, in English and French. The engravings are clean and well preserved, with the occasional spot of foxing to verso and blank margins.

Detailed Information

Item No: B28489
Publication date: 1814
Published by: [Colnaghi and Edmund Lloyd, 1812-1814]
Published location: [London]
Edition: 1st Edition, First edition.
Illustrated: Illustrated with 50 tissue-guarded, hand-coloured plates, as called for.
Dimensions: 4to. 11 1/2".
Cover: Hard
About this title:

Henri l ' Éveque (1769-1832), painter, watercolourist, traveller and writer, a native of Geneva, travelled to Portugal, graphically recording, among other things, numerous episodes of the French invasions.

His Costume of Portugal is considered the most beautiful book of Portuguese customs published during the 19th century and an important source for the iconography of Portuguese costume at the time.