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Traité Des Pierres Gravées Par P. J. Mariette.

Pierre-Jean Mariette

RA Collection: Book

Record number




A Paris: De L'Imprimerie De L'Auteur, M.DCC.L.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 318 mm. (Folio).

General Note

Vol. I: [viii], 468, [2] p., [2] pl. (1 fold.). - Vol. II: [ii], xii, [iv] p., 132 f., [iv] p.,132 illus., engr. t.-pl., [63] leaves carrying 125 pl. Generally the 132 folios each carry one print with accompanying text, but folios 47, 86 and 107 each carry a full-page print and are followed by bis folios carrying printed text on both recto and verso. The [63] leaves of plates at the end generally carry two prints per leaf, but plate 85 has a leaf to itself.


Vol. I: [Half-t., t.-p., dedic.] - Avertissement - Traité Des Pierres Gravées - Histoire Des Graveurs - Manuel De La Gravure - Des Pierres Gravées Factices - Observations Sur Les Diverses Manieres De Tirer Des Empreintes - Bibliotheque Dactyliographique - Approbation; Privilege; Errata. - Vol. II: [Half-t., engr. t.-pl.] - Préface Historique - Les Pierres Gravées Du Cabinet Du Roi [text and plates].

Responsibility Note

The signatures of Edme Bouchardon as draughtsman and P. Soubeyran as engraver appear in Volume I on the dedication plate and the headpiece of the Treatise; the folding plate and the other decorations are unsigned. In Volume II the engraved title-plate is signed as drawn by Ed. Bouchardon; no other plates are signed.

The work is dedicated to Louis XV.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

20th-century mottled calf; spine decorated in 18th-century style; red and black morocco spine-labels, lettered, 'Traité Des Pierr Gravées Tom I (II)'.


Gems - Gems, Greek - Gems, Roman - History
Collections - France - 18th century
Catalogues - Bibliographies - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century


Louis XV King of France, dedicatee
Edme Bouchardon, artist/designer
Pierre Soubeyran, engraver
Pierre-Jean Mariette, printer, publisher