Hand-Colored Plates with Gold Highlights

    C. F. Tomkins and J. R. Planché. Twelve Designs for the Costume of Shakespeare's Richard the Third. London: Colnaghi and Son, 1830.

    First edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. With illustrations after the drawings and with the descriptions of J. R. Planché. Twelve full-page hand-colored costume portraits plus color title page, all with gold highlights.

    Modern quarter black leather over blue cloth boards. Two raised bands to spine. Gilt lettering and rules. Illustrations on wove paper watermarked "J Whatman 1828" and "J Whatman 1829." Corners bumped. Moisture stain to front board. Minor foxing throughout. Colors still bright and vivid. Very good.

    Historically-accurate theatrical costume designs with descriptive text.

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