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Joubert, F. E.
Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, faisant suite au manuel du librairie; et dans lequel on trouvera, depuis l'origine de la gravure: 1. Les remarques qui déterminent le mérite et la priorité des épreuves; 2. Les caractères auxquels on distingue les originaux d'avec les copies; 3. Les prix que les pièces capitales peuvent conserver dans le commerce, en raison de leur rareté et de l'opinion des Amateurs; 4. Des tableaux séculaires offrant les artistes contemporains sur des lignes annuelles et.
Chez l'Auteur, Paris, 1821. In three volumes. 448, 12pp; 431, 17pp; 303pp + foldout tables. Contemporary quarter calf over cloth, spines elaborately decorated in gold, marbled endpapers. Each volume is signed by the author. An in-depth history of engraving in Europe from the early 1400s to the late 1700s. Includes biographical notes on the artists and tables with the engravers' monograms. Wear to extremities, two tears to cloth (to lower edge of volume two and three), some annotations in pencil on the margins, small note affixed to the front pastedown endpaper of volume one (with an explanation in Italian on how to clean old prints). ; Octavo. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB [Schenectady, NY, U.S.A.]
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