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    Beautiful Costume Plates by Hollar

    Wencelaus Hollar. Ornatus Muliebris Anglicanus, or, The Severall Habits of English Women. From the Nobili(tie) to the contry Woman, as they are in these times, 1640. [London:] Henry Overton, [ca. 1710.] Later edition, first Henry Overton issue. Approximately 9.5 x 6.75 inches. With title-page and twenty four (of twenty five) etched plates (state v, in Pennington). The images are quite well struck and the paper is in good condition. Very large paper size, usually much cut down. Nineteenth century half morocco over cloth, title gilt, bookplate of Warrington Library, stamps or embossed blind stamps on each plate in margin never in plate image; title-page marginally slightly defective, soiled and cut down and then laid-down, foxed; some soiling to first plate and verso of last plate; some foxing and offsetting; stab holes at top edge from original sewing (last three plates repaired at this edge because of stab holes).Watermarks: Churchill 406 "Strassburg Lilly", or, Hardwood 1808-10 "Fleur-de-Lis". Sets issued after this edition can have as many as twenty seven plates. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    "As in the seventeenth century, Hollar's work is today particularly prized for his portraits of women dressed in various kinds of regional attire...He was a master in depicting fabrics, lace, and fur..." [Burgers, Hollar,1994.]

    Originally issued in 1640 by Peter Stent, the plates passed in 1665 to John Overton and then to his son Henry Overton who advertised this edition in 1717 as 'A Book of Habits, containing 25 plates, by Hollar.' The watermarked paper shows that this was from this issue. "It is not possible to apportion these prints, usually found separate or in haphazard collections...Sets as issued are of the greatest rarity." (Pennington).

    STC 13599.5. ESTC s121910. Parthay/Pennington 1778-1801. Globe, Peter Stent, 545. i :iv (ca. 1710). Hiler 443. Colas 1464. Lipperheide 975.

    Hollar, Wencelaus. Ornatus Muliebris Anglicanus, or, The Severall Habits of English Women. from the Nobili(tie) to the contry Woman, as they are in these times, 1640. [London:] Henry Overton, [c1710.] 4to. 238 x 177mm. T.p. & 24 (of 25) etched plates 19th c. 1/2 morocco over cloth, title gilt, bookplate of Warrington Libraary, stamps or embossed blind stamps on each plate in margin never in plate image; t.p. marginally slightly defective, soiled and cut down and then laid-down, foxed; some soiling to first plate and verso of last plate; some foxing and offsetting; stab holes at top edge from original sewing (last three plates repaired at this edge because of stab holes).Watermarks: Churchill 406 "Strassburg Lilly, or, Hardwood 1808-10 "Fleur-de-Lis". Etched t.p. (state v, in Pennington) & 24 plates of female figures in various contemporary costumes. The images are quite well struck and the paper is in good condition. Very large paper size, usually much cut down. The paper is watermarked (see above), fine laid-paper of the first part of the 18th c. This set lacks the last plate (#25). Later sets can have as many as 27 plates. "As in the seventeenth century, Hollar's work is today particularly prized for his portraits of women dressed in various kinds of regional attire...He was a master in depicting fabrics, lace, and fur..." [Burgers, Hollar,1994.]
    Originally issued in 1640 by Peter Stent, the plates passed in 1665 to John Overton and then tohis son Henry Overton who advertised this edition in 1717 as 'A Book of Habits, containing 25 plates, by Hollar.' The watermarked paper shows that this was from this issue. "It is not possible to apportion these prints, usually found separate or in haphazard collections...Sets as issued are of the greatest rarity." [Pennington]. STC 13599.5. ESTC s121910. Parthay/Pennington 1778-1801. Globe, Peter Stent, 545.i :iv (c1710). Hiler 443. Colas 1464. Lipperheide 975. Costume. England. Women. Old Master Prints. Illustrated. Fashion.



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