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The Costume of Turkey, illustrated by a series of Engravings; with Descriptions in English and French. / Costume de la Turquie représenté en soixante gravures; avec des explications en anglois et en français.
London: Printed for William Miller by William Bulmer and Co.,1804.
In-folio;Title page in English illustrated in colour by Dalvimart and engraved by Jones, page de titre en français, [iv: preface in English], [iv: préface en français], [ii: list of plates, table des planches]; 60 colour plates by Octavien Dalvimart, engraved on Whatman paper by Dadley, each accompanied by two pages of explanations (English recto and French verso). As often in this book, the paper bears a watermark (1818 or 1819) posterior to the claimed date of publication.Contemporary green long-grained morocco binding, gilt and blind tooled borders on covers, gilt decorated spine with five large raised bands, all edges gilt, armorial book-plate of Bannerman of Elsick, Crimonmogate with his motto “Pro Patria”. Some rubbing to hinges and spine ends, one corner slightly bumped, usual offsetting from plates. A very nice copy, internally very fresh.
Fine coloured plates engraved “au pointillé” depicting Turkish men and women - the Kislar Aga, officers of the Grand Signior, a Turkish woman of Constantinople, a Dervise, a Bedouin Arab, a Tartar, the Confectioner to the Palace, a Bosniac, a Turkish lady in her wedding dress [she is completely invisible], the Grand Vizir … Colas 782, Brunet II, 324 (for the first edition published in 1802, with the same plates).