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Lot 253
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Hollar, Wenceslaus

Estimate
6,000 - 9,000 GBP
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Description

  • Hollar, Wenceslaus
  • Ornatus muliebris anglicanus or The severall habits of English women. [s.n.], 1640 [and later]
  • Paper
4to (174 x 124mm.), engraved title-page and 26 plates, the plates in different states and on paper watermarked with double-headed eagle and Strasbourg lily, nineteenth-century blind-stamped calf, title on upper cover in gilt, edges gilt,  title-page soiled, small stain in outer margin of some plates

Provenance

Peter Walley, eighteenth-century inscription on title-page; H. Trelawney, inscription on verso of final leaf; William Monson, bookplate (probably William, 6th Lord Monson, 1796-1862)

Literature

Colas 1464; ESTC S121910; Lipperheide 975;  Parthey-Pennington 1778-1803; STC (2nd ed.) 13599.5

Catalogue Note

Hollar's series of illustrations of fashionable dress was so popular it was reprinted right up until the beginning of the nineteenth century. The prints are usually found, according to Petherton, "separate or in haphazard collections" and the different states not attributable to any particular issue.
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