Figures de l' Histoire de France: Moreau le Jeune [Moreau the Younger]; French Engraving and ...

Figures de l' Histoire de France

Moreau le Jeune [Moreau the Younger]; French Engraving and Printing

Published by [Paris] Renouard n.d. [1785], 1785
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This copy with the engraved bookplate of Percy Hamilton Clark, perhaps the most famous American cricketer of all time, who in 1903 ushered in what has been called the "Golden Age" of cricket in the U.S.A. 167 engraved plates, 154 of which are numbered and 13 unnumbered, by Moreau the Younger, Monnet and Lepicier depicting the history of France and including frameworks for descriptive text of Monsieur l'Abbe' Garnier. Large 8vo, (29 by 20.5 cm), in handsome antique three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards, the spine ornately gilt lettered and decorated. 167 leaves, printed on one side only. A very pleasing copy, internally very fine and fresh, the binding with some light, expected evidence of age. A VERY BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED WORK. This impressive suite of engravings depict the history of France from the inauguration of Pharamond (circa 428) to the year 1314. Moreau had intended to carry on with the engraving work and bring the book up to his own time, but the project was unfortunately never completed. Bookseller Inventory # 24331

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Title: Figures de l' Histoire de France

Publisher: [Paris] Renouard n.d. [1785]

Publication Date: 1785

Binding: Hardcover

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