Manners & Customs of the French. Fac-simile of the scarce 1815 edition. With ten whole-page amusing and prettily tinted illustrations printed from the original copper plates

By: ROTCH, Benjamin.

Price: $115.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good.


8vo. Original half linen over blue boards, decorated spine and cover; pp. [viii], 43, 15 (advertisements) ten hand-colored engravings; A facsimile of the 1815 publication “Letters from France: written by a Modern Tourist”, re-using the original copperplates which were then destroyed. A humorous look at life and society in Paris during the brief period Napoleon's was on Elba. 'Who the author was is doubtful; but the writer [Henry Sotheran] has heard his father say that he was one Benjamin Rotch, a Middlesex Magistrate' (from the preface). No. 250 of 250 numbered copies, signed by H.C.Millard, Secy. Front cover stained and soiled, lesser discoloration to back cover, spine toned. Otherwise very good with text block clean and tight. With the bookplate on front pastedown of J.B. Findlay [1904-1973], a noted historian and collector of magic. Findlay had over 6,000 books and pamphlets in his collection and was editor of the Scottish Conjurers Association official magazine, The Thistle.

Title: Manners & Customs of the French. Fac-simile of the scarce 1815 edition. With ten whole-page amusing and prettily tinted illustrations printed from the original copper plates

Author Name: ROTCH, Benjamin.

Categories: Art, Design & Architecture, Europe, History, Reference,

Edition: 1st ed.

Publisher: London, The Leadenhall Press for Henry Sotheran: 1893

Book Condition: Good.

Item: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: k190114g

Keywords: customs, manners, etiquette, costume, costumes, costumery