Lot 138 of 222:
Biographies of Famous Painters  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$360
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Abrege de la vie des plus Fameux Pesintre, avec Leurs Portraits Gravés en Taille-douce, Les Indications de leurs Principaux Ouvrages, Quelques Réflexions sur leurs caractéres, et la Maniere de Connoitre les Desseins et les Tableaux des Grands Maitres.
Author:
Dézallier d'Argenville, Antoine-Joseph
Place:
Publisher:
Chez De Bure l'aîné
Date:
1745
Description:

First Edition. Both volumes uniformly bound in contemporary full calf with gilt-lettered maroon spine labels, raised bands and gilt tooling to spine, marbled endpapers, red page edges. Frontispiece in first volume engraved by Fessard, vignettes with 170 lifelike portraits engraved within elaborate borders. First printing of these books; a supplement was printed in 1752. .  8" x 10"; xlviij, 443 + viij, 483  pp.

Donated by Andrew Langer, Bookseller, Berkeley, CA

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Covers rubbed, corners bumped, spine labels partly deteriorated. Bookplates in both volumes, ink ownership inscriptions to title pages, soiling to endpapers, some spots to pages that are unmarked and generally clean.
 
Item number:
254959a
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