50 coloured costume plates of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Alexander, William. Picturesque representation of the dress and manners of the Austrians.

London, printed by W. Bulmer for John Murray, 1814.

4to. (4), XV, (100) pp. With 50 coloured aquatint plates. 19th century half calf with gold-tooled spine.

 1,250.00

An excellent series of plates depicting costumes from Lower Austria, Tirol, Innsbruck, Hungary, Eger, Bohemia, Bukovina, Hermannstadt, Poland, Dalmatia, Moravia, etc. William Alexander was a distinguished artist and museum curator, whose "engravings and soft ground etchings were much admired" (Garnett).

Some browning. Very good copy.

Tooley, Coloured Plates 375. Cf. Colas 78. Hiler 16. Lipperheide Ea26. Cf. Garnett, "Alexander, William (1767-1816)", in: ODNB (online ed.).