Lot 389: Costume drawings



2015-10-06 14:40:18

Lot 389: Costume drawings. Sketches from Hope's Costume of the Ancients, circa 1820, manuscript title and 63 finely executed pen and ink line drawings, with calligraphic captions, a total of 59 costume plates and 4 other drawings of medals and ornamental devices, drawn to rectos only of unnumbered leaves, some blanks at rear, paper watermarked 1816, contemporary half morocco gilt, joints cracked and covers near-detached, a little wear to extremities, 4to (21.5 x 17.5cm) The majority of drawings appear to have been copied directly from plates in Thomas Hope's 'Costume of the Ancients', first published in 1809. (1) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction October 2015 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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