Title: Histoire Sacrée De La Providence Et De La ...
Publisher: Chez l'Auteur
Publication Date: 1745
Book Condition: Fine
2 volumes, folio (368 x 232mm). Unpaginated. 500 copperplate engravings engraved after Raphael and other Renaissance masters, with scriptural passages in Latin and French. Frontispiece engraving of Queen Marie Leszczy ska of France. The only texts are the dedication to the Queen, preface to the reader, and a note or summary on the scriptures for each volume. All engravings also have captions and biblical citations in French. Modern crimson cloth backed in red leather, lettered in gold; (very light, occasional foxing or browning). From the Stock and Reference Library of renowned book specialist and dealer Hans P. Kraus, his label loose and laid-in front. Louis-Antoine de Marne was a French engraver born in Paris in 1673. He attained sufficient distinction throughout his career and was eventually appointed as court engraver. He is chiefly known by this his "Sacred History," which was first produced in three volumes and published in 1728. Extraordinarily fine and complete collection of early Bible prints by the skillful engraver De Marne; the impressions remain bright and fresh and each scene is masterfully executed, usually two per page on ample margins. Bookseller Inventory # D4841
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