“THE MOST HANDSOME BOOK PRODUCED IN THE WHOLE OF THE 19TH CENTURY”
SHAW, Henry. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages. London, 1843. Two volumes.
First edition of this beautifully illustrated study of costumes and decorations by Shaw, one of the greatest illuminators of the 19th century, with 94 plates of finely tailored and crafted French and English Medieval dress and accoutrements, many exquisitely hand-colored. A lovely copy in contemporary morocco-gilt. $3200.