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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
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Printed by William Clowes, Northumberland Court.
Aquatint engravings are unsigned.
Title page includes an aquatint vignette.
Abbey, J.R. Travel, 189
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1979 ed.), 150
Colas, R. Costume, 1455
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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