Description of Asiatic Costume Plates [Accompanied by 50 Hand-Colored Plates]: Turkey - Syria - Armenia - Palestine - Arabia - Persia - Afghanistan - Russian Turkestan - Siberia - Nepal - Burma - India - Siam - French Indo-China - Malaya - Sinkiang - Tibet - Mongolia - Manchuria - China - Korea - Japan - Sumatra - Java [Museum Extension Project, Works Progress Administration, Pennsylvania - District 15]

Price: $225.00

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Book Condition: VG+


Complete set of (50) hand-painted, illustrated plates of Asiatic costume designs, accompanied by a descriptive handbook recounting the historical context of the costumes. Stiff white wraps, black cloth binding, typescript copy, with (50) one-page descriptions (printed on rectos only), 4 pp. bibliography at rear. Accompanied by 50 loose hand-colored 8.5x11" plates (also issued as larger posters intended for classroom/museum display), collated and complete. Compiled as a WPA project in the late 1930s, issued ca. 1940. Description book shows modest handling wear with mild soiling to covers, contents a bit toned along edges. Plates show slight handling wear but are nicely intact, virtually as issued. Rarely offered complete.

Title: Description of Asiatic Costume Plates [Accompanied by 50 Hand-Colored Plates]: Turkey - Syria - Armenia - Palestine - Arabia - Persia - Afghanistan - Russian Turkestan - Siberia - Nepal - Burma - India - Siam - French Indo-China - Malaya - Sinkiang - Tibet - Mongolia - Manchuria - China - Korea - Japan - Sumatra - Java [Museum Extension Project, Works Progress Administration, Pennsylvania - District 15]

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Categories: Fashion/Costume, Textiles, Quilting & Needlework,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Harrisburg, PA, Works Progress Administration, Museum Extension Project: 1940

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: VG+

Type: Book

Seller ID: 046870