SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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GRASSET-SAINT SAUVEUR, Jacques de
Moeurs, Lois et Costumes des habitans de l'isle d'Oonolaska.

Published
Paris: Deroy, 1796.
References
Colas 1292; Hiler, p. 390; Lipperheide 41
Plates
2
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
Paris: Deroy, 1796.
Ref
1427

Modern quarter vellum. With 2 hand-coloured aquatint plates by J. Laroque after Grasset-Saint Saveur. (2), 5, (1) pp. coloured aquatint plates by J. Laroque after Grasset-Saint Saveur. (2), 5, (1) pp. Two attractive and finely hand-coloured illustrations of Alaskans with descriptive text, taken from the large series 'Encyclopedie des voyages'. Jacques Grasset-Saint Saveur beautifully depicts the peoples of the world in his several richly illustrated works, thus familiarising his European contemporaries with exotic cultures, customs and dress. A fine copy. Coloured plates in order: 1. Homme de Oonolashka. 2. Femme de Oonolashka.