A box containing 6 miniature books. Each volume has 31 pp. and 2 lithographs in colours. The box is composed of a finely decorated and gilt lid bearing an engraved coloured vignette in the center representing a regional costume. Each volume is bound in white cased boards decorated on the front cover with gilt ornaments and a vignette in colours in the center depicting a woman in traditional costume. Original box.
Dimensions of the box: 194 x 139 mm.
Dimensions of the volumes: 118 x 77 mm.
Superb box containing 6 miniature books dedicated to the several French regions and to their traditional costumes.
The 6 volumes describe Normandy, Béarn, Auvergne, Gascony, Brittany and Alsace.
Each volume is illustrated with 3 lithographs watercoloured at the time depicting the traditional costumes of the regions described, one on the front cover of the volume, the other 2 inside the volume.
A rare example of a precious box complete with its 6 miniature books, in very good condition.