Twenty-Four Costumes of Wales

By: Anon

Price: £70.00

Quantity: 1 available


Blue cloth-covered boards with a untitled plain cloth spine. The front board has the title, decorative borders and an heraldic 'Welsh Dragon' tooled in gilt on the front cover, the gilt a little dulled in places. The rear board has blind stamped decoration. The edges and corners are slightly rubbed here and there. NO date or publisher shown other than 'Made in Germany' on the bottom of the front board. This type of publication was usually sold as a gift 'souvenir' and invariably printed abroad and could be any date from the 1850s to the 1890s - often with the name of the gift shop on the rear pastedown - in this instance though, the rear pastedown has the Title followed by the legend - "Including Jenny Jones and Ellen Morgan of Beddgelert, & The Ladies of Llangollen" . 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Internally is a panoramic fold-out of 12 pages, each page containing 2 Sepia images of Ladies in different types of Welsh Costume, and including 'Salmon Fishermen with Coracles' and 'The Emblem of Wales' (as tooled on the front cover). The 'fold-out' measures 3 foot 8 inches (111 cm) . Circa 1880s, the images usually taken from pre-published steel engravings and manufactured abroad. A long tear on the fold between images on pages 4/5, but neatly repaired to the reverse, and not impairing the images, just the borders. Otherwise in EXCELLENT, clean, bright, condition. A former owners' name, etc, written in ink on the blank reverse of the last 2 images. The paper under the spine split internally, but NO damage to the book or images. Scarce to find an ephemera item in such very good condition. A Lovely period piece of Welsh History/Art/Costume. Would be wonderful framed. See Images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: Twenty-Four Costumes of Wales

Author Name: Anon

Categories: Illustrated, Wales/Welsh, Anglo-Welsh Literature. Welsh Interest, Architecture. Art. Crafts, History & Politics. Churchill, British Topography, Ephemera/Advertising, Clothes. Sewing. Needlework. Fashion, Antiquarian -19th Century or Earlier,

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Publisher: Germany, Made in Germany: (1880)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 114019

Keywords: Twenty-four Costumes Of Wales. Made In Germany. Internally Is A Panoramic Fold-out Of 12 Pages, Each Page Containing 2 Sepia Images Of Ladies In Different Types Of Welsh Costume, And Including 'salmon Fishermen With Coracles' And 'the Emblem Of Wales' (as Tooled On The Front Cover). The 'fold-out' Measures 3 Foot 8 Inches (111 Cm) . Circa 1880s, The Images Usually Taken From Pre-published Steel Engravings And Manufactured Abroad.