London: Effingham WIlson, 1830. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Item #17540
Small 8vo. vii,(1),100pp. Hand colored frontispiece, plus six lithographed plates. Modern quarter morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, leather lettering label, gilt; cloth boards; vellum corners; marbled endpapers. With the original wrappers bound in at the rear. Without the publisher' s catalogue, sometimes present. Title, frontispiece and plates lightly soiled and stained; the bound-in covers are darkened and badly rubbed. A good copy in a fine binding. None of the bibliographical references assign an author. The front cover shows a “swell” in front of a cheval mirror, surrounded by boots, hats, brushes, combs, etc. The rear cover shows a scruffy gent in a bookshop with the caption “I want The Whole art of Dress!” The plates are of pantaloons, stocks and neck cloths, ties, hats, boots, etc. Rare. Abbey, Life, 422. Hiler, p. 989. Colas 3075.