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Entretiens Sur Les Vies Et Sur Les Ouvrages Des Plus Excellens Peintres Anciens Et Modernes; Avec La Vie Des Architectes Par Monsieur Felibien. Nouvelle Edition, Revue, Corrigée & augmentée des Conferences de l'Academie Royale de Peinture & de Sculpture; De l'Idée du Peintre parfait, des Traitez de la Miniature, des Dessins, des Estampes, de la connoissance des Tableaux, & du Gout des Nations; De La Description Des Maisons De Campagne de Pline, & de celle des Invalides. Tome Premier. (Sixiéme)

André Félibien sieur des Avaux et de Javercy

RA Collection: Book

Record number

06/5063

Author

Uniform Title

[Works., Selections.]

Variant Title

Vie des architectes
Recueil Historique De La Vie Et Des Ouvrages Des Plus Celebres Architectes
Songe de Philomathe
Conférences de l'Académie Royale
Traité de la miniature
Leçons royales ou manière de peindre en mignature
Idée du peintre parfait
Plans Et Les descriptions De Deux Plus Belles Maisons De Campagne De Pline Le Consul
Description del'église royal des Invalides
Description de la nouvelle église de l'Hôtel Royal des Invalides

Imprint

A Trevoux,: De L'Imprimerie De S.A.S. -, M. DCCXXV.

Physical Description

6 vols.; 168 mm. (Duodecimo.)

General Note

Vol. I: [2], 364, [12] p., add. engr. t.pl. (Page 267 misnumbered as 167.) - Vol. II: [2], 384, [8] p. - Vol. III: [2], 537, [7] p., [4] pl. (Plates carry numbers of their facing pages, viz. p. 35, 40, 47, 50.) - Vol. IV: [2], 467, [5] p. - Vol. V: [2], 466 [i.e. 462] p., add. engr. t.pl. (Pp. 457-62 misnumbered as 461-6; p. 454 misnumbered as 354.) - Vol. VI: [2], cxvii, [7], 283, [13] p., [8] pl. (five fold.). (Page xlvii misnumbered as xliij; page xlviii misnumbered as xvliij; page xcvii misnumbered as xcvi. The plates, as well as carrying numbers of their facing pages (pp. 123, 125, 126, 168, 176, 178, 241), are also numbered I-III, [unnumbered], I-III, [unnumbered].)

Contents

Vol. I: [Add. t.pl., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - Entretiens Sur Les Vies ... - Table Des Matieres ... - Vol. II: [T.p.] - Entretiens ... [cont'd.] - Table Des Matieres ... - Vol. III: [T.p.] - Entretiens ... [cont'd.] - Table Des Matieres ... - Vol. IV: [T.p.] - Entretiens ... [cont'd.] - Le Songe De Philomathe - Table Des Matieres ... - Vol. V: [Add. t.pl., t.p., dedic. by J.F. Felibien] - Preface - Recuëil Historique De La Vie Et Des Ouvrages Des Plus Celebres Architectes - Table Des Matieres ... - [Divisional t.p., 'Conferences De L'Academie ...'; dedic.] - Preface - Premiere (- Septieme) Conference. - Vol. VI: [T.p.] - Divisional t.p., 'Traité De La Miniature. Dedié à madame la Princesse de Guimenée. Par Mademoiselle Perrot, de l'Académie Roïale. M.DCXXV' [sic] - [Dedic.] - Avis - [Text, 'Les Leçons Royales'] - Table Des Matieres ... - Table Des Chapitres Contenues au Tome Sixiéme - [Text, 'L'Idée Du Peintre Parfait ... (Des Desseins; De l'utilité dse Estampes; De la Connoissance des Tableaux)' - [Text, 'Du Gout ...'] - Avertissement - Le Laurentin [with 2 pl.] - Description Que Pline Le Consul a fait lui-même de sa Maison de campagne, nommé Le Laurentin [in Latin and French][with 1 pl.] - La Description Et Les Desseins Que Scamozzi A Donnez Du Laurentin [in Italian and French][with 1 pl.] - La Maison De Toscane [with 3 pl.] - Description Que Pline Le Consul a faite lui-même de sa Maison de campagne, appellée Tusci ... [in Latin and French] - Dissertation Touchant L'Architecture Antique Et L'Architecture Gothique - Description De La Nouvelle Eglise De L'Hôtel Royal Des Invalides [with 1 pl.] - Table Des Matieres, Contenuës en ce Tome Sixiéme. (Note that the whole of Perrot's Traité, from its title-page to its Table Des Matieres, has its own sequence of signatures, and in some copies is bound in at the end of the sixth volume. It was also available as a separate publication.)

Responsibility Note

No plate is signed. Those in Vol. VI are newly engraved copies of plates in the 1699 edition of J.F. Félibien's Plans ... de ... Maisons de campagne de Pline and the 1702 edition of his Description ... des Invalides. The two added title-plates (Vol. I and Vol. V) both carry the publisher's imprint, 'A Trevoux, De L'Imprimerie De S.A.S.'

References

Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 2 (1995), no. 1039, p. 587-8. J. Thuillier, 'Pour André Félibien', in XVIIe siècle, 138 (1983), p.67-95, 141-57; A. Niderst, 'Préciosité, esthétique mystique dans les Entretiens de Félibien', in La critique artistique, un genre littéraire (1983), p.197-204; B. Tessèydre, 'Félibien et Roger de Piles: historiens de la peinture française avant Poussin', in Information de l'histoire de l'art, 6:3 (1961), p.72-81.

Summary Note

This publication reprints works by André Félibien and his son Jean-François, and one work by Catherine Perrot (afterwards Horry). André Félibien's Entretiens had first been published between 1666 and 1688; his Conférences, in 1669; his Songe de Philomathe, in 1684; his Idée du peintre parfait, in 1706. J.F. Félibien's Recueil historique de la vie et des ouvrages des plus celebres architectes was first published in 1687; his Les Plans et les descriptions de deux ... maisons de campagne de Pline, in 1699; his Description ... des Invalides, in 1702. Catherine Perrot's Les leçons royales ou manière de peindre en mignature had first appeared in 1686. The Entretiens are a critical history of European painting from antiquity to the 17th century, and conclude with a section praising the work of Poussin. J.F. Félibiens's Recueil ... des plus célèbres architectes is the first general history of architecture to Renaissance times, and includes notices of Arab architecture. The two engraved title-plates (Vols. I, V) are allegoric compositions relating to the arts and to architecture. The four plates in Vol. III show shadows and reflections. Seven of the plates in Vol. VI show reconstructed plans of Pliny the younger's villas and gardens; the eighth is a plan of the Hostel Des Invalides, Paris.

Reproductions

A facsimile was published in 1967 (Farnborough: Gregg Press).

Copy Note

The added engr. t.pl. of Vol. V, reading 'Les Vies Des Architectes Par Mr. Felibien', has been bound in at the start of Vol. I; and the add. engr. t.pl. of Vol. I, reading, 'Entretiens Sur Les Vies Des Peintres', has been bound in at the start of Vol. II. In Vol. III the plate which should face p. 126 has been bound in facing p. 128. The front pastedown of each volume carries the ticket of the bookseller and/or binder, reading, 'Booth, Bookseller & Binder, Duke Street, Portland Place, London.'

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf; black morocco spine-labels lettered 'Felibien', spines lettered 'I(-VI)' and 'J.K.'

Name as Subject

Subject

Art - Painting - Painters - Sculpture - Architecture - Architects - Country houses - Gardens - Europe - France - Italy - History
Biography - Art history - Art criticism - Lectures - France - 17th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century

Contributors