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Histoire De Léonard De Vinci par Arsène Houssaye

Arsène Houssaye

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Paris: Libraire Académique Didier Et Cie, Libraires-Éditeurs 35, Quai Des Augustins, 35 -A Bruxelles, 1869 Tous droits réservés.

Physical Description

[6], 490 p., frontis. (port.); 222 mm. (Octavo.)


[Half-t., frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Préface - [Text] - Appendice - Table; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece portrait of Leonardo is signed as painted by Léonard De Vinci and engraved by Laguillermie. It carries the printer's imprint, 'Imp. Ch. Chardon ainé - Paris'.

The printer is named on the half-title verso and in the colophon: 'Paris Imp. Simon Bacon Et Comp., Rue D'Erfurth, 1.'

The work is dedicated by Arsène Houssaye to Émilien De Nieuwerkerke.

Summary Note

The title-page vignette shows three portrait-heads, of Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael.

Binding Note

19th-century half brown morocco, brown cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Léonard De Vinci Arsène Houssaye' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Artists - Painters - Painting - Italy - History - 15th century - 16th century - Renaissance
Art history - Biography - France - 19th century