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Author
[COSTUME]
Title
Collection des Costumes de la Suisse.
Published
Z├╝rich: Keller et Fussli, (c. 1810-1830).
Description
Small square 12mo. nice copy in original diced red leather. with small stamp: "F.S. Fussli successeur de Keller & Fussli a Zurich". Gilt stamped and title to spine, gilt bands in blind to spine; title within coloured flower garland and 24 charming aquatint illustrations of Swiss costumes, all very beautifully coloured by hand. A rare and charming collection of costumes plates from different parts of 19th-century Switzerland and neighbouring regions. Johann Heinrich Keller and Rudolf Heinrich Fussli also published a 'Collection des habitations rurales dans les XXII Cantons de la Suisse', also with 24 hand coloured plates of Swiss farmhouses.

Coloured plates in order:

[Title page].
1. Zurich.
2. Berne.
3. Lucerne.
4. Uri.
5. Schwyz.
6. Unterwalden.
7. Glarus.
8. Zoug.
9. Frybourg.
10. Soleure.
11. Bale.
12. Schaffhouse.
13. Appenzell.
14. St. Gall.
15. Grisons.
16. Argovie.
17. Thurgovie.
18. Tessin.
19. Vaud.
20. Valais.
21. Neuchatel.
22. Geneve.
23. Tyrol.
24. Foret noire.
References
Colas 660; not in Lipperheide.
Hand coloured plates
24 + 1
Binding/Size
xxs=16mo
Category
Costume, Swiss
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
650