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Portraits des grands hommes, femmes illustres - Sergent-Marceau Antoine FranÃ§ - 1787. 
Paris: chez Blin, Imprimeur en Taille-Douce, 1787-1789. Folio. 25 x 34 cm. Early 20th century quarter calf binding with marble boards by J. Soulan, 13 ,rue JudaÃ¯que , Bordeaux . A selection of 52 color engraved copper plates from Fascicules A-F. Each plate separated by a tissue guard and mounted on onglets (paper tabs) for ease of viewing. One of the earliest books to have the engravings printed in colors (as opposed to printed in black and then handcolored. Some plates with foxing and waterstains. Cover of the PremiÃ¨re Livraison bound in.Gordon Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book,no. 86. Cohen-de-Ricci, nos. 951-952
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