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Bibliothèque Des Merveilles - Les Merveilles De La Gravure Par Georges Duplessis - Ouvrage Illustré De 34 Vignettes Par P. Sellier -

Georges Victor Antoine Gratet-Duplessis

RA Collection: Book

Record number

07/2187

Author

Variant Title

Merveilles De La Gravure

Imprint

Paris: Librairie De L. Hachette Et Cie Boulevard Saint-Germain, No 77 -, 1869 Droits de propriété et de traduction réservés.

Physical Description

[6], 418, [2] p.: illus.; 179 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

All illustrations are included within the pagination, although some are full-page and not backed by letterpress text.

Contents

[Half-t., t.p., dedic.] - [Text] - Table Des Noms De Graveurs - Table Des Planches - Table Des Matières; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the half-title verso and in the colophon: 'Paris. - Imp. Simon Baçon Et Comp., Rue D'Erfurth 1'. The work is dedicated by Georges Duplessis to L. Henriquel-Dupont.

References

M. Melot, Prints: history of an art (1981); A. Hind, A short history of engraving and etching (3rd. ed., 1923).

Summary Note

The half-title reads, 'Bibliothèque Des Merveilles Publiée Sous La Direction De M. Édouard Charton - Les Merveilles De La Gravure'.

Provenance

The verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; black morocco spine-label lettered 'Duplessis - Merveilles De La Gravure'.

Subject

Engraving (printing process) - Engravings (prints) - Europe - History
Art history - France - 19th century

Contributors