Paris: Chez A. Barraud, 1873 (The ornamental title-page is hand-colored, highlighted in gold, and dated 1872).
Limited to 99 copies, this no. 8 (text volume numbered 54). Folio. Three volumes in two. Unpaged. Illustrated with 144 magnificent hand-colored plates, many highlighted with gold and silver. Several of these plates are supplied from the first edition which was published serially 1812-34 (Colas 1164). This new edition is further embellished with 84 copper-plate engravings in the text, including 18 especially prepared for this work. Newly rebound by the Harcourt Bindery in half scarlet morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments. Some of the text and about 10 of the plates are foxed, all else fine and bright. A lovely wide-margained copy. Item #17358
One of the most beautiful books on theatrical costume ever published.
Colas 1165; Hiler & Hiler p. 350.