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Widener engraving collection from Chiswick Press  

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French Engravings of the Eighteenth Century In the Collection of Joseph Widener, Lynnewood Hall

Clayton, Edward, compiler


Privately Printed at the Chiswick Press



4 volumes. With numerous fine gravure plates reproducing engravings, many in color; printed tissue guards. (Folio) 39.3x28 cm (15½x11"), full crushed red morocco, spine gilt in seven compartments, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges uncut; bound by Riviere; cloth slipcases numbered in gilt. No. 114 of 120 copies printed at the Chiswick Press.

An important collection of engravings, exquisitely reproduced in fine gravure, many in color, with accompanying descriptive letterpress. Includes the work of rococo masters such as Fragonard, Boucher, Greuze, Eisen, Boucher, Nattier, et al and also Chardin. 

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Lot Amendments

Moderate wear with rubbing and scuffs, edge and corner wear, Volume III heavily worn with dampstains and torn cloth; mild toning to leaves; overall very good.

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