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Description Generale De l'Hostel Royal Des Invalides Etabli Par Louis Le Grand dans la Plaine de Grenelle prés Paris. Avec les Plans, Profils & Elevations de ses faces, Coupes & Appartemens.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2605

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez L'Auteur dans l'Hostel Royal des Invalides., M. DC. LXXXIII. Avec Privilege Du Roy.

Physical Description

[8], 51, [1] p., frontis., [19] pl. (all dble, 15 fold.); 412 mm. (Folio).

Contents

[Frontis., t.-p., dedic.] - Au Lecteur - Sur L'Hotel Royal Des Invalides [poem] - [Text, with pl.]; Privilege Du Roy; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece and two plates are unsigned; two plates are signed as engraved by I. le Pautre; the rest, as engraved by I. Marot. Some headpieces and decorations are signed as engraved by R. Bonnart. The printer is named in the colophon: 'De l'Imprimerie de Gabriel Martin'. The work is dedicated by L.J.D.B. to the King (Louis XIV).

References

RIBA, Early printed books, 2 (1995), no. 1762; B. Jestaz, L'Hôtel et l'église des Invalides (1990); A. Mauban, Jean Marot (1944).

Summary Note

The book describes the Hôtel commissioned as a hostel for disabled soldiers and built by L. Bruand (1671-4) and J. Hardouin Mansart (1676-1706).

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century red morocco, upper and lower covers gilt-stamped with border incorporating Louis XIV's monogram and with the royal arms of France in the centre; gilt-decorated spine lettered 'L'Hoste Royal Des Invali'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Hôtel des Invalides (Paris) - Architecture - Hospitals - Housing for the handicapped - Housing for the elderly - Soldiers - France - Paris - History - 17th century - Baroque
Plans - Elevations - France - 17th century
Pictorial works - France - 17th century
Armorial bindings - France - 18th entury

Contributors