Title: Description des Principales Pierres Gravees ...
Publisher: La Chau / Le Blond 1780-1784, Paris
Publication Date: 1780
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition.
Contemporary blue paper over boards; 2 volumes, folio (215 x 346vmm); pp. , 303, plus frontispiece and 100 engraved plates (3 numbered 35, 3 numbered 39, 2 numbered 78, 40 numbered as 4, "lacking" 22 and 79); , v, , 215, , plus 76 plates (2 numbered 2, "lacking" 30). A total of 177 engraved plates, plus numerous vignettes (including both title-pages) and tailpieces by Augustin de Saint-Aubin. Bindings quite worn, with boards scuffed, and chipped along the edges. Text blocks are in excellent condition. Images of engraved gems from the important collection inherited by Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'Orleans (1747-1793), which was sold to Catherine II of Russia in 1786. Sinkankas 3734. Bookseller Inventory # D7473
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