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Author
GRASSET-ST-SAUVEUR, Jacques de
Title
Encyclopédie des Voyages, contenant l'abrégé historique des moeurs, usages, habitudes domestiques, religions, fêtes, supplices, funérailles, sciences, arts, commerce de tous les peuples. Moeurs, lois et costumes des Arabes
Published
Bordeaux: for the author, (ca. 1795)
Description
Costumes of Bedouin and other peoples of Arabia] Yellow printed wrappers. With 6 hand coloured aquatints by J. Labrousse, on blue paper, after designs by Grasset de Saint Sauveur, interleaved. 5 pp. A charming collection of hand coloured aquatints depicting and describing the habits and costumes of various peoples of Arabia, being an instalment of Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur's (1757-1810) 'Encyclopédie des voyages', (Paris, for the author & Deroy) which was published in 1795-96.

Coloured plates in order:
1. Arabe du désert où Bedouin à cheval.
2. Sheik de l'Arabie heureuse.
3. Montagnard de l'Arabie Petrée.
4. Femme de l'Arabie heureuse.
5. Villageoise de l'Arabie heureuse.
6. Femme arabe du désert vendan' du pain.
References
Cf. Colas 1292; Lipperheide 41
Hand coloured plates
6
Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
18th Century & earlier, Arabasia, Costume
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1345