Histoire de la Vie de P.P. Rubens, Chevalier, & Seigneur de Steen, Illustree d’Anecdotes, qui n’ont jamais paru au Public, & de ses Tableaux étalés dans les Palais, Eglises & Places publiques de l’Europe: & par la Demonstration des Estampes existances & relatives a ses Ouvrages [History of the Life of P.P. Rubens, Knight, & Lord of Steen, Illustrious Anecdotes, which never appeared to the Public, & of his Paintings spread out in the Palaces, Churches & Public Places of Europe: & by the Demonstration of the Prints existing & relating to his Works]


[8], 366, [7] pages, frontispiece, decorative head and tailpieces and pages breaks, initials. Originally from the library of Joshua Reynolds whose name appears on the title page. It since passed through the library of Michael Jarre and Patricia Milne Henderson, British art historian. In French throughout.

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Author(s) Michel, J.F.M. [Reynolds, Joshua]
Illustrator(s) N/A
Publisher(s) Published by Chez AE. De Bel
Published Date 1771
Signature Information Signed by Joshua Reynolds
Size Octavo, 21 x 13 cm
Book Condition Head and tail of spine and joints and board edges rubbed, morocco title label mostly worn away - not legible, crack in upper joint, boards scratched and there are some open tears to the rear board, gutter between two prelims somehwat split at the bottom, bookplates and signatures of a previous owner on front endpapers, endpaper, inscription on a blank prelim, signed by a previous owner on title page, one leaf has tape along the gutter, book block tight, very clean inside, in very good condition
Jacket Condition N/A
Binding Bound in patterned calf, 5 raised bands, blindtooled decorated compartments and gilt title on red morocco title label to spine, marbled endpapers, pink book block edge