Lot 991

Almanac dedicated to the ladies for the year 1822 [?]. Paris Le Fuel, Delaunay [1821?] In-16 (some rare and faint russeting, small ink stain partially caviarizing the date). Cream-coloured satin of edict, plates and spine decorated with an attractive engraved and enhanced polychrome decoration, gilded paper surrounds, azure blue paper endpapers, gilded tr. In a matching illustrated case. Ex. in good condition. Engraved title and 6 figures out of text including a portrait of Mme de Staël. At the end, 16 pp. of engraved music and 7 ff. of "Souvenir", all blank, all illustrated with charming little engravings of birds. This almanac appeared between 1807 and 1850. Ref. Grand-Carteret 934. Joint: Laurent; Perrot - The women of Asia or Description of their physiognomies, morals, uses and costumes. Ibid, n.d. [c. 1830]. In-16 (qs rouss.). Cream-coloured, colour-engraved editorial paper (spine missing), gold coloured. In matching slipcase (defr., small paper shortage). Complete with front. and 15 black engraved costume plates, depicting Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Circassian, Arabic, etc. women. Ref. Colas 1792. (2 vols.)