Plate Books / Fashion & Costume

Price: EUR 157,50

[Colour plates] [Luck, Percy, F. ( publisher)]

Svenskt Teater Galleri. Färgtrycksporträtt i kostym af framstående svenska artister jämte biografier.

Stockholm. Text by Ivar Haeggströms boktryckeri. Plates by Vincent Day & Son. 1877-1879. Folio. 39 x 30 cm. (44 pp).+ 24 plates in color lithography. No title (Probably never published). In a paper board portfolio with ties. This version has the abridged text with eight of the biographies in the shorter version.

Portfolio with red cloth spine. Wrapper title laid down on the front cover of the portfolio. Contents at the back board. Worned, stained and browned portfolio. One flap missing. Spine partly defective. The artists are numbered with a crayon at the contents at the back board. Plates in nice condition. The first and last pages of the text are browned. Some crreases and short tears to the margins of the text.

Charming plates depicting swedish actors in their costumes with biographical notes. Some of the actors are Kristina Nilsson, Fredrika Stenhammar, Charlotte Strandberg, Knut Almlöf and Olefine Moe. The publisher Percy F. Luck came from England to the northern town of Sundsvall in Sweden as a businessman involved in the fast expanding forest industry. He later moved to Stockholm and started a very successful chain of stores selling tea, coffe, canned food, exotic fruits and more. He introduced the banana in Sweden. And evidently also published the present work.

Item No: 3565