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Bertrand de Moleville, Antoine-François, marquis de, 1744–1818

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 Moleville ; translated by R.C. Dallas, Esq. = Costumes des états héréditaires de la maison d'Autriche : consistant en cinquante gravures coloriées / dont les description, ainsi que l'introduction, ont été redigées par M. Bertrand de Moleville.

Additional Title(s):

Costumes des états héréditaires de la maison d'Autriche

London : Printed for William Miller, Old-Bond-Street, by William Bulmer and Co. Cleveland Row, St. James's, 1804 [that is, 1822?]
Physical Description:
[4], xxviii, [102] pages, 50 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 36 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GT813 .B47 1822+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Text in English and French, with separate title pages in each language.
Aquatints by William Ellis and William Poole.
"... early copies are on paper watermarked prior to 1804, and contain an introduction in English and French on twelve pages, later omitted. The plates and text are copied from the original edition of Kininger, Vienna, 1803 (Colas, no. 1610) ..."--Abbey.
Colas, R. Bibliographie générale du costume et de la mode, 2112
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 333
Kunstbibliothek (Berlin, Germany). Katalog der Lipperheideschen Kostümbibliothek (2. Aufl.), 831
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 71
BAC: British Art Center copy contains the introduction, noted by Abbey as an attribute of "early copies." However, it bears a leaf a notice from T. M'Lean, dated 1822 ("T. M'Lean ... begs leave to inform the public, that the Costumes of the various countries, published by Mr. Miller ... are become his property ..."). Plates are on paper watermarked 1821. Bound in contemporary gilt-tooled maroon morocco, with gilt edges.
Subject Terms:
Austria -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Austria -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Costume -- Austria -- History.
Costume -- Austria -- Pictorial works.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1822.
Dallas, Robert Charles, 1754-1824, translator.
Ellis, William, 1747-1810, engraver.
Poole, W. (William), active 18th century-19th century, engraver.
Miller, William, 1769-1844, publisher.
W. Bulmer and Co., printer.

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