Statues Equestres. Sculpture Fonte des Statues Equestres, Contenant Six Planches equivalentes a ... Statues Equestres. Sculpture Fonte des Statues Equestres, Contenant Six Planches equivalentes a ... Statues Equestres. Sculpture Fonte des Statues Equestres, Contenant Six Planches equivalentes a ... Statues Equestres. Sculpture Fonte des Statues Equestres, Contenant Six Planches equivalentes a ...

Statues Equestres. Sculpture Fonte des Statues Equestres, Contenant Six Planches equivalentes a douze a cause de quatre doubles & d'une triple [Casting of equestrian sculptures] Excerpted from Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, Vol. 8

Diderot, Denis and Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert. Robert Benard, engraver

Published by Paris, 1771
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Folio, 38.5 by 25 cm, with two double plates 50 cm wide, and the triple plate, 68 cm wide. The six plates show the steps in the casting of massive equestrian statues, one of the staples of public monuments before the twentieth century. As the rule with the plates in the Diderot and d'Alembert Encylcopedie, though, the plates are handsome works of art transcending their pedagogic purpose, and the images here have an element of the curious and novel that separates them from more traditional equestrian artwork. The plates, and their two page textual description that precedes them, were carefully removed from the larger volume and remain attached to each other like a thinner brochure. Other than occasional light and insignificant soiling, and minor age toning, the plates are clean and fresh. The folder made to house them is of a modern buckram cloth, decidedly utilitarian in appearance but not unattractive with their multi-color ribbon ties. Bookseller Inventory # 003772

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Title: Statues Equestres. Sculpture Fonte des ...

Publisher: Paris

Publication Date: 1771

Binding: Buckram cloth folio folder.

Book Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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