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BRIDGENS, Richard.
Sketches Illustrative of the Manners and costumes of France, Switzerland and Italy by R. Bridgens

Published
London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster Row, 1821.
References
Abbey Travel I 21; cf. Lipperheide Cm1 (1835 edition); Colas I 444
Plates
50
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster Row, 1821.
Ref
16

50 charming colour plates. 4to. handsomely rebound in 1/2 forest green morocco raised bands, gilt fillets, title in gilt to spine, top edge gilt, marbled boards. FIRST EDITION - A very scarce book. Title page has a half inch missing from the top not affecting the text. Good copy. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. 2. French Pilot conducting the Packet to the Harbour. 3. Coshois at Dieppe. 4. French Postillion. 5. Groupe at Boulogne. 6. Lemonade & Barley Water. Paris. 7. Flower Girl, Paris. 8. Costume of Mount Cenis. 9. Nursing, Second Costume of Mount Cenis. 10. Costume of Turin. 11. Female of Vercelli. 12. Pilgrim going to Loretto. 13. Costume near Lodi. 14. Costume at Lerici. 15. Costume of Pisa. 16. Female at Devotion. Costume near Florence. 17. Italian Goatherd. 18. Female of Civita Castellana. 19. Going to Rome by Vetturino. 20. Costume of Rome. 21. Roman Butcher. 22. Street Musicians, Rome. 23. Ploughing in the Campagna di Roma. 24. Hay-Cart, Rome. 25. A Letter-Writer, Rome. 26. Harness of the Mule & Oxen in Italy. 27. Italian Gestures: Badate! / Troppo Tardi / Non e Possible. 28. Italian Gestures: Non Importa / Cattivo!! / Aspettate un Poco. 29. Italian Gestures: Venite Qui / A Revederla / Esattamente. 30. An Execution in Rome. For Murder. 31. Swiss, or Pope's Guard. 32. Pioneer of the Pope's Guard. 33. Pope Pius VII giving his Benediction from the balcony of St. Peters at Rome (1819). 34. Pipers, Costume of Naples. 35. Excavating near the Temple of Juniper Stator, Rome. 36. Costume of Tivoli. 37. Carnival at Rome. 38. Horse Race at Rome in Carnival. 39. Capuchins, Rome. 40. Procession to the Coliseum. 41. Costume near Rome. 42. Italian Wine Cart. 43. Naples, a Female Costume. 44. Head Dresses at Dieppe. 45. Various Head Dresses: Sarzane / Sesto / Near Rome / Rome / Florence / Rome. 46. [Various Head Dresses cont...] Assisi / Near Naples / Palestrina / Lyon / Molins / Viterbo. 47. [Various Head Dresses cont...] Settimo / Penitent / Turin / Rome / Nun / Subiaco. 48. [Various Head Dresses cont...] Frascati / Perugia / Albano / Monk / Begging Friar / Monk. 49. [Various Head Dresses cont....] Montefiascone / Sarzana / Lanslebourg / Florence / Ostia / Gaeta. 50. A Funeral Procession in Rome (folding plate.)