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VECELLIO, Cesare (1521-1601) - Habiti antichi, et moderni di tutto il mondo. Venice: Melchiorre e Giovanni Bernardo Sessa, 1598.A fine copy of the second edition, printed 8 years after the first 1590 of this famous costume work. An iconic work celebrated for its graphic, artistic and historical interest and a fundamental testimony of the knowledge of the Renaissance period costume.8vo (172 x 112mm). title within elaborate woodcut frame with printer's device repeated at the end, numerous woodcuts illustrating the style of the time, initials, headpieces and borders in woodcut, with final blank (light stain to 2L1 perhaps of rust ?, the upper margin sometimes slightly trimmed with a few millimeter's losses, lower corner of 3A7 restored causing a small loss). Fine morocco signed Marmin elegantly decorated in gilt and preserved in a modern marbled paper case.ENVECELLIO, Cesare (1521-1601) - Habiti antichi, et moderni di tutto il mondo. Venice: Melchiorre and Giovanni Bernardo Sessa, 1598.A delightful copy of the second edition, printed 8 years after the first one in 1590, of this famous work on costumes. An iconic work celebrated for its graphic, artistic and historical interest and a fundamental testimony to the knowledge of costume in the Renaissance era. 8vo (172 x 112mm). Frontispiece within elaborate woodcut frame with typographical mark repeated at the end, numerous woodcuts illustrating the costumes of the period, initials, friezes and frames engraved in wood, with last blank (slight spotting to 2L1 perhaps of rust?, the upper margin sometimes slightly trimmed with a few millimetre losses, 3A7 with restored lower corner causing a small loss). Fine morocco binding signed Marmin elegantly decorated in gilt and preserved within modern marbled paper slipcase.

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