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A Collection of French Literature

In Fifty-Six Volumes

By Various Authors

c1881-93 - Paris - A. Quantin

8" by 5".

DETAILS

A collection of uniformly bound French books on a range of topics including Art, History, Music, Architecture and Archaeology, from the Library of Teaching Fine Arts.

(In French: Bibliotheque de l'Enseignement des Beaux-Arts.)

In fifty-six volumes.

New Edition.

With Engraved half-title pages.

In the original French.

The set consists of:

La Mosaique by Gerspach (2 copies), La Peinture Flamande by A.-J. Wauters (2 copies), L'Art Byzantin by C Bayet (2 copies), Les Procedes de la Gravure by Alfred de Lostalot (2 copies), Monnaies et Medailles by Fr. Lenormant, Histoire de la Musique by H. Lavoix (2 copies), Manuel d'Archeologie Etrusque et Romaine by Jules Martha, Histoire de la Peinture Hollandaise by Henry Havard (two copies), Lexique des Termes d'Art by Jules Adeline (2 copies), Manuel d'Archeologie Grecque by Maxime Collignon (2 copies), Le Meuble I Antiquite, Moyen Age et Renaissance by Alfred de Champeaux (2 copies), Le Meuble II XVIIe, XVIIIe et XIXe Siecles by Alfred de Champeaux (2 copies), La Composition Decorative Texte et Dessins by Henri Mayeux (2 copies), Mythologie Figuree de la Grece by Maxime Collignon (2 copies), L'Archeologie Egyptienne by G. Maspero (2 copies), La Tapisserie by Eugene Muntz (2 copies), Manuel d'Archeologie Etrusque et Romaine by Jules Martha, La Faience by Theodore Deck (2 copies), Precis d'Histoire de l'Art by C. Bayet (2 copies), Les Manuscripts et la Miniature by A. Lecoy de la Marche, Precis d'Anatomie a l'Usage des Artistes by Mathias Duval (2 copies), La Peinture Anglaise by Ernest Chesneau (2 copies), L'Art Chinois by M. Paleologue (2 copies), La Peinture Italienne I by Georges Lafenestre (2 copies), L'Art de la Verrerie by Gerspach (2 copies), La Gravure Precis Elementaire by Le Vte Henri Delaborde (2 copies), Monnaies et Medailles by Fr. Lenormant, L'Architecture Romane by Edouard Corroyer, Les Manuscrits et la Miniature by A. Lecoy de la Marche, Broderie et Dentelles by Ernest Lefebure (2 copies), L'Art Japonais by Louis Gonse (2 copies) and Le Livre l'Illustration - La Reliure Etude Historique Sommaire by Henri Bouchot.

The volumes cover a wide range of topics from Mosaic, History of Music, Lexicon of Art Terms, Manual of Greek Archaeology, Egyptian Archaeology, English Painting, The Importance of Anatomy and its Use by Artists, Roman Architecture, Japanese Art etc.

CONDITION

Re-bound in quarter dark green crushed morocco leather bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some browning due to type of paper used. Overall: VERY GOOD.

 


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