Item #05685 Danske Nationaldragter. LUND, Johann Adolf KITTENDORFF, rederik, hristian.
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter
Danske Nationaldragter

Danske Nationaldragter

Copenhagen: [C.W. Stinck], 1862. Item #05685

Danish National Costumes
Thirty Superb Hand Colored Lithographs

LUND, F[rederick]. C[hristian]. (illustrator). Danske Nationaldragter. [Lithographerede af Ad. Kittendorff]. Copenhagen: [C.W. Stinck], 1862.

[Second enlarged edition]. Large folio (17 1/8 x 12 7/8 inches: 435 x 327 mm.). Title page with outline map of Denmark printed in black, title, author and date calligraphed in red.

Thirty mounted, exquisitely hand colored lithograph plates with very detailed backgrounds, a few heightened with gum arabic. All plates within a wide gold frame with captions in Danish, three of which are signed and dated 1861. A few plates with very minor foxing. The plates lithographed by Johann Adolf Kittendorff (1820-1902).

Bound ca. 1920 by Anker Julius Kyster (1864-1939) in half brown morocco over patterned green cloth boards, smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, 'watered silk' endpapers and paste-downs, all edges gilt. Unidentified Ex Libris book-plate of verso of front flyleaf.

A wonderful example of an extremely rare and beautiful color-plate costume book.

Unrecorded 'Large Paper' edition, with eighteen additional plates not found in the first edition of 1850, and preceding the second edition of 1890 noted by Hiler, Colas, and Lipperheide. The actual plate sizes are 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches; 251 x 175 mm.).

OCLC /KVK note only two copies, at Yale and the Boston Athenaeum. There are, incredibly, no copies at Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Denmark.

Frederick Christian Lund (1826-1901) was a Danish soldier and genre painter. He began sketching local country people in their best Sunday attire while serving in the army during the First Schesvig War (1848-1851). His representations, a valuable record of regional dress in the first half of the nineteenth century, met with such success that after the war and after Denmark had lost the provinces of Schvesvig and Hostein to the Prussians in that conflict. Lund was commissioned in 1864 to complete drawings depicting the traditional costumes of the other Danish regions.

The Plates:
1. En Pige fra Valby.
2. En Skovshovedpige.
3. En Fisker fra Skovshoved.
4. En siaellandsk Bonde.
5. En Hedebopige.
6. En Amager Pige.
7. En Mand fra Amager.
8. En Kone fra Haudrup.
9. En Pige fra Refsnaes.
10. En Pige fra Laeso.
11. En Mand fra Fuur.
12. En Mand fra Mors.
13. En Kone fra Salling.
14. En Pige fra Ringkiobing Egnen.
15. En Mand fra Randers-Egnen.
16. En Pige fra Blaavandshuk.
17. En Kone fra Fano.
18. En Kone fra Romo.
19. En Kone fra Amrum.
20. En Pige fra Fohr.
21. En Kone fra Ostenfeldt.
22. En Pige fra Dannevirke.
23. En Pige fra Aero.
24. En Kone fra Avernako.
25. En Kone fra Dreio.
26. En Kone fra Falster.
27. En Kone fra Bornholm.
28. En Kirkedragt fra Bornholm.
29. En Pige fra Ofjord.
30. En Pige fra Modrevallis.

Bobins IV, 1244; Cf. Colas 1917-1918; Cf. Hiler p. 554-555; Cf. Lipperheide 1048.

Price: $5,500.00