WITH 96 STUNNING HAND-COLORED PLATES OF FRENCH COSTUME FROM THE FIFTH CENTURY THROUGH NAPOLEON, HANDSOMELY BOUND
PAUQUET, Hippolyte Louis Emile and PAUQUET, Polydore Jean Charles, editors. Modes et Costumes Historiques. Paris, circa 1864.
First edition of this extraordinary collection of 96 exquisite hand-colored plates depicting royal and aristocratic French costume during the reigns of various monarchs and rulers from Clovis I in the 5th century to Napoleon in the 19th century, beautifully bound in elaborately gilt-decorated morocco. $2800.