564 Hand Coloured Plates Illustrating Ladies Fashion From 1871-1877
COSTUME. Coloured Plates of the Ladies Fashion. London & Paris , [1871-78].
Three octavo volumes. (Measures 10 1/2 x 7 in.). Each with a printed title page.

Beautifully bound by Lauriat and Co. in contemporary reddish-brown straight grain morocco over marbled boards. Gilt-stamped spines with five raised bands, top edge gilt.

Illustrated with 564 hand coloured plates from Le Monde Elegant or The World of Fashion: A Journal of the Courts of London and Paris. The World of Fashion continued as the Ladies' Monthly Magazine in 1851 and The World of Fashionfrom 1852 79, then as Le Monde Elegant, or the World of Fashion in 1880-91.

Each hand coloured plate illustrates a different dress worn for each occasion such as in the house, at the ball or on a horse. The illustrations show the dresses as they would have been worn, with the trimmings, hair styles and accessories essential for the complete picture of a well-dressed woman.

A lovely collection of women's fashion and accessories published in the Victorian era and unusual to find so many of them together and beautifully bound.

HBS # 67703 $5,500