18TH-CENTURY FRENCH COSTUMES AND FASHIONS, WITH 21 CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS AND HUNDREDS OF WOOD ENGRAVINGS, HANDSOMELY BOUND
LACROIX, Paul. The XVIIIth Century: Its Institutions, Customs, and Costume: France, 1700-1789. London: Bickers and Son, [circa 1880]. Royal octavo, 20th-century three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. $750.
Early edition in English, with 21 chromolithographic plates and 351 full-page and in-text wood engravings, finely bound by Worsfold.
This comprehensive survey of 18th-century French costume and institutions covers a broad cross-section of French society, including the nobility, bourgeoisie, military, clergy, and government, as well as discussions of cuisine, theater, and salons. First published in French in 1874, and in English in 1876. See Hiler & Hiler 518; Colas 1705.
A handsome illustrated volume in fine condition.