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Abecedario De P.J. Mariette Et Autres Notes Inédites De Cet Amateur Sur Les Arts Et Les Artistes Ouvrage Publié D'Après Les Manuscrits Autographes, Conservés Au Cabinet Des Estampes De La Bibliothèque Impériale, Et Annoté Par MM. Ph. De Chennevières Et A. De Montaiglon - Tome Premier A - Col (- Quatrième Mocchi - Roberti.)

Pierre-Jean Mariette

RA Collection: Book

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Variant Title

Archives de l'art français


Paris: J.B. Dumoulin, Quai Des Augustins, 13, 1851-1853 (- 1859-1860)

Physical Description

6 vols. in three; 214 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: viii, 388 p. - Vol. II: [4], 400 p. - Vol. III: [4], 396 p. - Vol. IV: [4], 416 p. -


Vol. I: [Half-t., t.p.] - [Text, Abbate - Collet]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., t.p.] - [Text, Collin - Isac]. - Vol. III: [Half-t., t.p.] - [Text, Jabach - Mingozzi]. - Vol. IV: [Half-t., t.p.] - [Text, Mocchi - Roberti]. -

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the half-title versos: 'Imprimerie De Pillet Fils Ainé, Rue Des Grands-Augustins, 5.'

Summary Note

The half-titles read, 'Archives De L'Art Français II (IV, VI, VIII, X, XII)'.

Publication-dates are given on the title-pages as: I. 1851-1853; II. 1853-1854; III. 1854-1856; IV. 1857-1858.

The text consists of selections from the manuscript notes which P.J. Mariette made on P.A. Orlandi's Abecedario Pittorico (1704; rev. 1719).


A facsimile was published in 1966 (Paris: F. de Nobele).


The title-page of Volume I is inscribed in ink, 'R.N. Wornum.' Purchased for RA Library in 1885 (see RA Annual Report for 1885, p. 46).

Copy Note

Imperfect: wanting volumes V (Robusti - Van Oye) and VI (Van Santen - Zumbo).

Binding Note

19th-century half black morocco, black cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Abecedario De P.J. Mariette 1 -2 A - I. (3 - 4 J - Ro.)', 'R.A.' and 'Paris 1851 - 54 (1854 - 58)'.


Artists - France - History
Biography - Art history - France - 19th century
Encyclopedias and dictionaries - Reference books - France - 19th century