An attractive group of 17 small Italian vellum bound travel and costume books. 27 inch shelf run
Giulio Ferrario: Il Costume Antico e Moderno. 1830-37 printed in Livorno. The seven volumes covering Asia have a folding map of the world in volume and numerous coloured plates of costume and a few plans [CORRECT AS THE PLATE LISTS IN EACH VOLUME].The ten volumes covering Europe have a folding map of Europe in vol I [with a tear without loss] and some coloured plates but not complete as lists. The 17 volumes, dated between 1830 & 1837, are uniformly bound in attractive full vellum gilt with black and red title labels. Occasional foxin internally but externally a very attractive and decorative vellum set occupying a total shelf space of 27 ins [ 69 cm]. These are sold as an incomplete collection mainly for interior decoration.
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