Abrege de la Vie des Plus Fameux Peintres, avec leurs Portraits Graves en Taille-Douce. Les Indications de leurs Principaux Ouvrages, Quelques Reflexions sur leurs caracteres, et La Maniere de Connoitre les Desseins Des Grands Maitres. [2 volumes]


Volume I, [4], xlviii, 443, [3] pages; Volume II, viii, 483 pages. Engraved frontispiece to volume I, red and black title pages, illustrated head and tailpieces, decorated capitals, artists arranged in nationalities, each has a portrait in a decorative frame (182 artists in total with 169 portraits and 13 frames with no portrait), also 2 vignette engravings, in French

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Author(s) Dézallier d'Argenville, Antoine Joseph.
Illustrator(s) N/A
Publisher(s) Published by De Bure
Published Date 1745
Signature Information N/A
Size quarto, 25.5 cm x 20 cm
Book Condition Scuffing to edges, spine and corners, some marking to boards, title label missing from Volume I and partially missing from Volume II, bindings firm, small stain to edge of early pages of Volume I, otherwise pages clean, good condition
Jacket Condition N/A
Binding Full calf, five raised bands to spine, gilt decorated compartments, title and volume labels with gilt lettering to spines, marbled endpapers, full red edges