Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the English: Illustrated in fifty coloured engravings, with descriptions

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]

- 9/23/2004

Collection Data

Alexander, William, 1767-1816 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1814
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for John Murray by W. Bulmer and Co.
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: MMK (Alexander, W. Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the English)
Costume -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Social life and customs
Ownership: Astor Library
Numbering: Plate 1: Frontispiece.
Content: Each plate accompanied by descriptive letterpress.
Physical Description
Extent: [51] ℓ. 50 colored plates. 35 cm
Hand-colored aquatints
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 6308726
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13951053
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3bb18280-c6f8-012f-31c0-58d385a7bc34
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