MOEURS ET COSTUMES, CIRCA 1828, WITH 31 VIVID HAND-COLORED PLATES DISPLAYING THE RICH CULTURES & COSTUMES OF THE WORLD’S PEOPLE
(COSTUME). Moeurs et Costumes De differens Peuples de La Terre. (Paris: Delarue), circa 1828. 16mo (4-1/2 by 5-1/4 inches), original pale green illustrated paper boards. $2500.
First edition, published in Paris circa 1828, celebrating the costumes, cultures and people of the world, featuring hand-colored title page and 31 brightly hand-colored plates.
This colorful anonymously issued French work, published in Paris circa 1828, features a hand-colored title page and 31 strikingly beautiful hand-colored plates that accompany sections on the cultures, people and costumes of China, India, Russia, Persia, Siam (Thailand), Korea, Japan, Ceylon, New Guinea, Africa, the western United States, Mexico, Tierra del Fuego, Tahiti, South America, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary, Poland and much more. Text in French. Small owner initial to half title.
Plates and text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, slight edge-wear, minor soiling to original boards. Extremely good condition. Scarce.