[Fashion] Ad. Wahlen-Fierlants - Le Costume Ancien et Moderne. Moeurs, [...] de tous les Peuples du Monde, [...]
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Ad. Wahlen-Fierlants - Le Costume Ancien et Moderne. Moeurs, Usages et Habillements Civils, Militaires et Religieux de tous les Peuples du Monde, depuis le Moyen Age jusqu'à nos jours - Bruxelles - Wahlen-Fierlants, Libraire de la Cour - 1862 - 1st edition - pp - Half leather binding - 17,5 x 26 cm.
Condition: Excellent - top edge with faint rust spots, very light wear on backside.
Beautiful picture book with an overview of costumes and clothing from all parts of the world. Illustrated with 99 hand-coloured lithographs plus lithographed title (together 100 lithographs). Text in French. Bound edition in luxury half leather binding with covers and endpapers of decorative paper, gold-stamped title, decoration and 4 ribs on the spine.
Each print is coloured with the utmost precision and is a work of art in itself.
¶ Includes detailed images of a Mexican in a poncho, a North American Indian, an erotic Egyptian dancer, a Javanese girl, a Malaysian man, costume from Brittany (France), a camel as a gun carrier, an Arab nobleman, a Persian woman in a burka, a Japanese lady and a warrior with a (facial) tattoo from New Zealand.