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Lot 160

Three Books with Extensive Costume Illustrations

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Three unrelated volumes with generous illustrations of historical costume design:

1. Emma Calderini, Il Costume Popolare in Italia, pub. Sperling & Kupfer (Milano), 1946. A limited edition volume, numbered 122 from an edition of 2000. With 200 full-color plates of traditional Italian costume. 11 3/4" x 9 1/4".

2. Captain Rozat de Mandres, La France en Campagne: Un Siecle de Guerres (1800-1900), pub. J. Leroy, 1906. A limited edition volume, numbered 246 from an edition of 1050. With 100 hand-colored illustrations of French military attire of the 19th century. 7 1/2" x 6".

3. Serge de Diaghileff's Ballet Russe, pub. Metropolitan Ballet Company (New York), 1916. With illustrations of ballet costume. 12 1/4" x 9 1/4".


Il Costume Popolare in Italia has some wear to the red cloth cover, a bit loose in the spine, clean text block. La France en Campagne's cover and binding is very good, a few partially torn pages at the front with some tape, and a few stray creases throughout. Serge de Diaghileff's Ballet Russe has a small area of tape damage to the paper cover, and a creased corner to a cigarette ad leaflet hinged to the back cover interior, otherwise very good.