Paris: chez Delpach quai Voltaire No. 23. . First Edition/Unique Edition. Hardcover. Vol. I: 100 lithograph plates: title page + 99 of costumes, all hand-colored.
Vol. II: 100 plates #101-200.
Vol. III: 100 plates #201-300.
Vol. IV: 80 plates #301-380.
Manuscript Sketchbook of Hypolyte Lecomte (1820). Ink over pencil sketches for Costumes Civils et Militaire de la Monarchie Francaise; 268 drawings. Small quarto in laid paper, to plate “266” of above, then different sketches. Very Good. Light shelf/edge wear, spines toned, wear to head and tail, light rubbing at hinges, thumb creases to some plates, light toning/soiling, thin laid paper endpapers “Mrs. Jay Bird” bookplate, else tight, bright and unmarred; vellum binding shows closed split, light toning, old repair at front hinge with buckram under the vellum, fore-edge toned, last page before fly soiled (likely outer wrapper of a much used sketchbook prior to binding), else tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound, red leather spine, marbled boards, gilt lettering, frontispiece. fo/small 8vo. np. Illus. (hand-colored plates). Item #6548