BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED TREATISE ON 19TH-CENTURY MODES AND MANNERS, WITH COLOR FASHION PLATES
FISCHEL, Oskar and VON BOEHN, Max. Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century As Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time… Translated by M. Edwardes. With an Introduction by Grace Rhys. London: J. M. Dent and New York: E.P. Dutton, 1909. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter blue morocco gilt with red floral morocco onlays on spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges gilt. $1500.
First edition in English, profusely illustrated throughout with chromolithographic plates (some with hand-coloring) photographic plates and text illustrations, handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
With numerous fashion plates and reproductions of famous paintings and portraits of the period by Romney, Gainsborough, Hogarth, Monet, Cruikshank, and many others.
Joints expertly reinforced. A lovely set, richly and exquisitely illustrated, in excellent condition.