general description of the people of Africa, including a more particular account of the manners, customs, and curiosities, of the inhabitants of Egypt, Barbary, Morocco, Guinea, Congo, Cape of Good Hope, Madagascar, and Abyssinia. For the instruction o...

Collection History

Many 19th century plate books on customs and costume came to NYPL from the founding Lenox and Astor library holdings, as well as the personal library of benefactor Samuel J. Tilden. Many of the titles chosen for digitization show dress in the context of ethnicity or nationality. Related dress materials, such as accessories and body ornamentation, are also included.

Related Resources

See also the following digital collections for additional regional works: [Africana & Black History; Asia and the Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs; The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs; After Columbus: Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture; and Icons and Images of Cultures: Plate Books from the Russian Empire, Early Soviet Russia, and Eastern Europe, 1730-1935]

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Collection Data

Names
Phillips, R. (Richard), Sir (1767-1840) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1810
Place: Philadelphia
Publisher: Published by Johnson & Warner
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 916-P (Phillips, R. General description of the people of africa)
Topics
Ethnology -- Africa
Africa, North
Physical Description
Extent: 64 p. plates. 18 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPGR27703853-B
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11704180
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 401363a0-c617-012f-2d92-58d385a7bc34
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x general description of the people of Africa, including a more particular account of the manners, customs, and curiosities, of the inhabitants of Egypt, Barbary, Morocco, Guinea, Congo, Cape of Good Hope, Madagascar, and Abyssinia. For the instruction of youth. With engravings. By the Rev. J. Goldsmith ... [pseud.]
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