Über den Gebrauch der falschen Haare und Perrucken in alten und neuern Zeiten. Eine historische Untersuchung.
8vo. (4), XI, (1), (5)-179, (1) pp. With engraved frontispiece and 16 numbered engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards.
First edition. An interesting work on the use of wigs and false hair, from ancient Greece up to the author's own time. Based on historical notes on fashion styles and the author's own collection of portraits acquired over many years, Nicolai describes the origins, variations, production and significance of wigs over the course of time. His account is illustrated by the engraved plates at the end of the volume, showing various hairstyles througout history.
Dedicated to count August Ferdinand von Veltheim. 19th c. ownership of G. Matthes to pastedown; a second ownership cancelled. Binding rubbed. Untrimmed copy, paper variously browned and brownstained. Shelfmark label to the spine. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his signed and stamped ownership, dated 1976, to the pastedown.
Kayser IV, 233. Lipperheide Na 50. Colas II, 2198. Hiler 656. Goedeke IV/1, 504, 39. Hayn/Gotendorf V, 42.