Yes, $55,000 might be a slightly steep price for a book purchase, but we can all drool and and wish, can’t we? Perhaps one of us will win the lottery so that we can buy this exquisite and rare item:The Fashions of London & Paris During the Years 1798, 1799 & 1800[-1810]. London: 1798-1810. First edition.
This fashion plate book is for sale at David Brass Rare Books. Click on the link to read more details and to view more fashion plates. This fabulous book shop has other, more affordable items for sale as well.
Here is one example of a fashion plate from the book, Promenade in Kensington Gardens, 1804.
Description of the volumes: Two hand-colored engraved vignette titles and 461 engraved plates, of which 459 are hand-colored. Thirteen octavo volumes. Contemporary blue boards. Original printed front wrappers bound in. A fine and complete run of this scarce series of Regency fashion plates. In three quarter red morocco clamshell cases.
Respecting the designs, it may be proper to observe, that all the dresses are such as have been generally worn, at the time specified, in places of fashionable resort, or by Ladies of the most distinguished rank, The leading feature of the publication is to exhibit only the dresses which are actually worn in the most fashionable circles of London and Paris. (From an advertisement of the first volume.)
With permission, David Brass Rare Books
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