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Creator:
Combe, William, 1742-1823.
Title(s):

A history of Madeira : with a series of twenty-seven coloured engravings, illustrative of the costumes, manners, and occupations of the inhabitants of that island.

Published/Created:
London : R. Ackermann, 1821.
Physical Description:
v, [3], 118 p., [27] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DP702.M16 C66 1821+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DP702.M16 C66 1821+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Printed by William Clowes, Northumberland Court.
Aquatint engravings are unsigned.
Title page includes an aquatint vignette.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 150
Colas, R. Bibliographie générale du costume et de la mode, 1455
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 189
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Bound in publisher's blind-stamped orange cloth. Aquatints are hand-colored. Bookplate: Cyril Kendall Butler, Bourton House. Binder's ticket: Bound by Remnant & Edmonds.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in contemporary quarter green roan and paper covered boards. Aquatints are hand-colored. Includes publisher's advertisements, [4] p. at end, the first page of which comprises a prospectus for The History of Johnny Quae Genus.
Subject Terms:
Ackermann, R. -- Publisher.
Butler, Cyril Kendall -- Bookplate.
Clowes, William -- Printer.
Costume -- Madeira Islands -- Madeira.
Madeira (Madeira Islands) -- Description and travel.
Madeira (Madeira Islands) -- History.
Madeira (Madeira Islands) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Monasticism and religious orders -- Habit -- Pictorial works.
Remnant & Edmonds -- Bookbinder.
Form/Genre:
Prospectuses.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1821.
Contributors:
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher.
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  • Contents of the plates: Franciscan Father on a jouney
  • Inside of a cottage
  • Rural toil
  • Peasants going to Market
  • Manner of cultivating the ground
  • Father & his daughter going to town
  • Rural occupations
  • Peasants in usual costume
  • Costume peculiar to some of the Western inhabitants of the Island
  • Fishermen
  • Country musicians
  • Manner of bringing wine to town when clear
  • Manner of drawing pipes & by means of the sledge
  • An accident upon the road
  • Prior of the Order of St. Francis & a lay Brother
  • Franciscan Friar collecting donations for his convent
  • Priests in different attire
  • Lay Sisters of the Order of the Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Nun and her attendant
  • A lady and her servant going to Church
  • Usual manner of travelling in Hammocks
  • Manner of visiting among the Ladies at Funchal
  • Members of the Senate
  • Official dress of the members of the Camera or Senate on the death of the King and accession of his successor
  • Officer & Private of the Garrison of Funchal
  • Drilling
  • West view of Loo Fort.

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