Title: Le costume, ou, Essai sur les habillements et les usages de plusieurs peuples de l’antiquité, prouvé par les monuments.
Creator: Lens, André Corneille (1739-1822).
Place of creation: Anvers, Belgium.
Physical description: Paper, [1 missing leaf (t.p.?)], iii-xxiv, 324 p. ; 33 x 21 cm.
Summary: Text on the history of clothing and dress. Printed at Liege, Belgium by Bassompierre, 1776 (OCLC record #2640084). Given the date of the volume and the signature by the author, this would appear to be Lens’s original manuscript copy of Le Costume from which the text was printed later that year, and thus a scholarly comparison of the manuscript with the first edition of the printed text should be made. Brandeis holds a copy of the second edition, see André Cornelis Lens, Le costume des peuples de l’antiquité, prouvé par les monuments (Dresde: Walther, 1785) [SpecialCollections - Restrict GT530 .L4 1785].
Note: Folio. Originally bound in vellum over paper boards ; vellum has been cut away, leaving the original paper boards with fragments of the vellum visible inside the front and rear cover ; white endpapers. Manuscript written in dark brown ink in a single neat hand on light blue paper, pages numbered ; text block delimited by ruled box ; running chapter titles to recto of each leaf ; verso of each leaf has running title “Le Costume.” Gift of Philip D. Sang, n.d.
Call #: Manus 24