Italian Peasant Costume Print Collection 31 engraved c. 1825 Ferrari plate bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Vellum Bindings, Decorative Book Bindings, Plate Books, Costume Prints).
Untitled Costume Print Collection.
Published c. 1825, Italy. Engraved by Ferrari.
31 etched (engraved) costume plates. Text in Italian.
Appears to be a sammelband/ assortment (?) of early 19th century Italian peasant costume plates which were issued for an unknown source. No title page or indication of source
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 vellum binding, smooth spine with gilt title lettering and decorations, marbled covers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints rubbed with typical age soiling to vellum, but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detailed attempt to present this book as it survives.
We often over-describe any flaws that many sellers would not even bother to mention since most people would overlook them as minor and unworthy of comment. Many people tell us the books they receive from us are nicer in person than they appears on the screen. We want you to be clear about what you are buying, so we take numerous photos and try to describe it openly and honestly.
Book Measures c. 14" H x 9 1/2" W.