SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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Collection des Costumes de la Suisse.

Zürich: Keller et Fussli, (c. 1810-1830).
Colas 660; not in Lipperheide.
24 + 1
Zürich: Keller et Fussli, (c. 1810-1830).

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.