REINHARD, JOSEPH. 1749-1824. Collection de Costumes Suisses des XXII Cantons. Basel: Birmann & Huber, 1819.

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REINHARD, JOSEPH. 1749-1824.
Collection de Costumes Suisses des XXII Cantons. Basel: Birmann & Huber, 1819.

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REINHARD, JOSEPH. 1749-1824.
Collection de Costumes Suisses des XXII Cantons. Basel: Birmann & Huber, 1819.
4to (300 x 250 mm). 46 aquatint plates all with contemporary hand coloring in watercolor and gouache, mounted on heavy gray card with printed caption to lower margin. Contemporary straight-grain black morocco by Mandar, fils, gilt foliate decorative border on covers, spine ruled and titled in gilt, edges gilt. Rebacked, retaining original spine and covers, foxing to text leaves, occasional fingermarks.

FIRST "COMPLETE" EDITION. Reinhard's fine aquatints depict a colorful variety of costumes from each of the Swiss Cantons. Although two earlier editions are known, Colas calls this the definitive and complete edition - The "Grand Reinhard." It is sometimes mistakenly attributed to German landscape painter Johann Christian Reinhart. Colas 2528; Lipperheide Ga 22.
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