EYRIES Jean-Baptiste Benoît
La Suisse, ou costumes, moeurs et usages des cantons suisses, suite de gravures coloriées; avec leurs explications,
Paris, Gide fils, ca 1825.
27 x 17 cm. 21 pages including title.
Illustrated with 21 exquisite aquatint plates with superb contemporary hand coloring.
Original crushed morocco backed boards (boards rubbed and corners worn).
Beautiful rare and fascinating work, famed in that it not only depicts the costumes of the Cantons, but just as interestingly shows each figure going about a different profession.
Missing front free endpaper (blank). Old ownership inscription inked out effecting first two leaves of text. Some light age spotting, mostly to margins. A few plates with light offsetting.