SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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PYNE, W.H.
The Costume of Great Britain.

Published
London: William Miller, 1804.
References
Tooley 388; Bobins III 887; Lipperheide 985; Colas 2447.
Plates
61
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
London: William Miller, 1804.
Ref
42

FIRST EDITION. Issued in 3 states (uncoloured backgrounds / partially coloured backgrounds / fully coloured backgrounds). Large 4to. Bound in full red morocco with gilt titles to spine, gilt decoration and raised bands to spine. Elaborate lower edges stamped in gilt, and in blind, with gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. 60 excellent hand-coloured plates. Minor scuffing and rubbing along extremities. Interior very bright and clean with no foxing. Bookplate of "J.G.Curtler - Bevere House" to front pastedown. The aquatint plates themselves do not bear a title, but are taken from the accompanying leaves of text. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. Knight of the Garter. 2. Title page. 3. Pottery. 4. Tanning. 5. Yeoman of the King's Body-Guard. 6. A Fireman. 7. Woman selling Salop. 8. Herald. 9. Chelsea Pensioner. 10. Wardmote Inquest. 11. Welsh Peasants Washing. 12. A Country Fair. 13. The Halfpenny-Showman. 14. Brewers. 15. Woman churning Butter. 16. Coal-Heavers. 17. Beadle of the Church. 18. Lord Mayor. 19. Sergeant Trumpeter. 20. Slaughter-man. 21. Brick Maker. 22. Knife Grinder. 23. Alderman. 24. Bishop. 25. Doctor of Civil Law. 26. Milk Woman. 27. Fisherman at a Capstan. 28. Waterman to a Coach Stand. 29. Dustman. 30. Lamp-Lighter. 31. The Pillory. 32. Guy Fawkes. 33. Admiral. 34. Rabbit-Woman. 35. Judge. 36. Barges. 37. Speaker of the House of Commons. 38. Peer of the Realm. 39. Waggon. 40. Watering Cart. 41. The Grass Roller. 42. General. 43. Fishermen. 44. Bill-Sticker. 45. Lord Mayor's Barge. 46. The Round-About. 47. Baron. 48. Baker. 49. Worsted Winder. 50. Highland Shepherd. 51. Prison Ships. 52. Lord Mayor's State Coach. 53. Smithfield Drover. 54. Dragoon. 55. Royal Mail. 56. Life-Boat. 57. Royal State Carriage. 58. Lottery Wheel. 59. Butcher. 60. Shrimper. 61. Highland Piper.