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MOLEVILLE ( Antoine François Bertrand de). The Costume of the Hereditary States of The House of Austria, Displayed in Fifty Coloured Engravings; with Descriptions, and an Introduction by M. Bertrand de Mokeville. Translated by R. C. Dallas, Esq.1804

London: Printed for William Miller, by William Bulmer and Co., Folio (365 x 255 mm), [4], iv, [2, list of plates], [100]pp., duplicated title page in both English and French, 50 hand-coloured acquatint plates each with a leaf of descriptive text in both English and French, the plates are vibrant and nice and clean, fly-leaf ceased, cont. straight-grain rust red morocco, covers tooled with a wide rolled decorative border, matching tooled lozenge within, culminating in a ornately tooled central circle, spine divided into seven compartments by six raised bands, two lettered direct, with rest gilt tooled extra, all edges gilt, covers lightly spotted and faded, corners a little bumped, but overall a very ornate and handsome binding. A later reprint with several plates watermarked J. Whatman 1819. "Early copies are on paper watermarked prior to 1804, and contain an Introduction in English and French on twelve pages, later omitted."—Abbey. Provenance: With the Panshanger engraved bookplate of Francis Thomas de Grey, 7th Earl Cowper, to front paste-down. Abbey, Travel I, 71; Colas, 2112; Lipperheide, 831.

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