SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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BONAFFE, A. A.
Recuerdos de Lima. Álbum. Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres Dibujados.

Published
Lima: (Perú), 1857.
References
Bobins I # 3; not in Colas or Lipperheide; Hilier p.101.
Plates
12
Binding/Size
XL=elephant folio
Value
0-5000
Published
Lima: (Perú), 1857.
Ref
1215

RARE. Large folio (14" x 20") original blue pebbled cloth with gilt lettering on front and blind-stamped borders on both board; 12 hand coloured lithographed plates, printed in Paris. No text, no title page (as issued). Beautiful and scarce costume plates of Peruvian citizens, including dancers, smokers, vendors of watermelon, bread and milk, the elite, et al. Plates are dated in the lithographs 1855-56. Lithographs by E. Prugue from original drawings by Bonnaffe. French translation in each lower margin. There are 2 series of this Album, one printed in 1856 and one in 1857; this is the rarest and much sought after series. A fine hand coloured set of Peruvian costume plates. Coloured plates in order: 1. La Zamacueca. 2. La Zamba. 3. El Capeador. 4. Chorrillos. 5. El Panadero. 6. La Plazera. 7. El Arriero. 8. La Chichera. 9. El Aguador. 10. La Lechera. 11. El Velero. 12. La Caleza.