# 18053

WAHLEN, Auguste

Costumes, usos e trajos de todos os povos do mundo,

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em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Lisboa : Impresa Lusitana, 1872-1873-1874-1876-1878. Five volumes, octavo, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of vol. 4 with several scratches), spines with gilt lettering and rule; vol. 1 (Asia) 421, [1]; vol. 2 (Asia, India) 439, [4]; vol. 3 (Africa, America) 539, [11]; vol. 4 (Europe) 538, [8]; vol. 5 (Oceania) 473, [6] pp; illustrated with 97 hand-coloured lithograped plates across the 5 volumes (31 in the Oceania volume), tissue guards intact; very occasional browning and spotting to the text leaves, but all of the plates in exceptional condition with vivid original colour; a very good set. Text in Portuguese.

The first Portuguese edition of Wahlen’s encylopedia of costumes and customs of peoples of the world, first published in Bruxelles in 1843-44. The final volume, Oceania, covers the Malay Archipelago, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Australia. The superb illustrations, after engravings made by artists on various eighteenth and nineteenth century voyages, include Australian Aborigines (natives of Jervis Bay and Kangaroo Island), New Zealand Maori (two plates), and natives of Tahiti, Pitcairn, Hawaii, Tonga, the Solomons, Papua, the Marianas, Guam, Java etc.

The National Library of Australia holds the first two volumes of the Portuguese edition; otherwise, no individual volumes or complete set is recorded in Australian collections; the Alexander Turnbull Library holds a complete set of this edition.