857. [Costume - Monastic orders]

SCHWAN, Christian Friedrich

Abbildungen der vorzüglichsten Geistlichen-Orden in ihren gewöhnlichsten Ordenskleidungen. Nebst einer jedem Orden beigefügten historischen Nachricht von dessen Ursprunge, Verfassung und Absicht [...].

Mannheim, C.F. Schwann & C.G. Göltz, 1791

4to: multiple pagination; 126 (of 127) pl. protected by silky papers (some spotting, foxing and browning).

Contemp. marbled sheep, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, yellow and green leather title-labels, gilt initials below, block-print endpapers, red edges (rubbed, some sm. worm galleries, corners used).

Originally published in issues from 1779 with the "Ritter-Orden". Ill. with 126 engr. plates in contemp. hand-colouring, with subscriptions in French or German. These plates are copied by Verhelst from Jacques-Charles Bar's work ("Recueil de tous les costumes des ordres religieux et militaires [...]", P., 1778-1789).
Ref. Lipperheide 1871 (calling for 127 pl.). - Colas 2699 (127 pl.). - VD18 11241306 (120 pl.).
Prov. "C.T.G.D.W." (supralibros).

€ 800 / 1.000

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