BONNAFFÉ, A. A.
Recuerdos De Lima Album Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres Dibujados y Publicados Por A.A. Bonnaffe En Lima 1856 [cover title] ... [With:] Recuerdos De Lima ... 1857 [cover title]
[Paris: 1856-57]. 2 volumes [all published], folio. (17 5/8 x 12 inches; 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches). Without letterpress title or text, as issued. 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates (12 in each series) with printed captions, printed on various coloured paper, lithographed by Morin, Adam, Gaildreau and others, printed by Lemercier.
Publisher's near uniform green and brown cloth, covers bordered in blind and lettered in gilt on the upper covers, expertly rebacked to style. Together in a modern morocco backed box.
Rare colour plate books depicting the costume of Peru.
A collection of 24 brightly colored and handsomely produced plates depicting various costumes of the natives of Peru, each plate "signed" in the lower left corner AABffe (i.e. A.A. Bonnaffe, as noted in the cover title). The imprints on the plates read: "Dibujo. por A.A. Bonnaffe." with various lithographers's names, e.g. Julien, Didier, J. Gaildreau, De Moraine, etc. No letterpress title or text was issued with the plates and only these two parts were ever published.
The plates are captioned as follows: [First series, 1856]: El Cholo Costenõ; La Chola Quesera; El Heladero; La Chola Frutera; El Biscochero; La Chola Rabona; La Tapada (de noche); El Indio de la Sierra; La Tapada; La Chola de la Sierra; La Tapada (Saya y Manto) ; La Tapada (Saya y Manto) [2, i.e. the same title as the preceding plate but an entirely different image]. [Second series, 1857]: La Zamacueca; La Zamba (a la procesion); El Capeador; Chorrillos. Traje de Bano; El Panadero; La Plazera; El Arriero; La Chichera; El Aguador; La Lechera; El Velero; La Caleza.
Sets of both the first and second series are seldom encountered together.
Hiler, p.101; Palau 32375; Bobins, Exotic and the Beautiful I:3. Not in Colas or Lipperheide.