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FILHOL, ANTOINE MICHEL (publisher)
GALERIE DU MUSÉE NAPOLÉON, publiée par Filhol, graveur, et rédigée par Lavallée (Joseph). Dédiée a S.M. l'Empereur Napoléon Ier.
Paris. Chez Filhol. 1804-1815. 10 volumes, octavo 10 x 6 3/4 inches. HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN FULL GREEN STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO GILT- boards with gilt and blind tooling and spine with gilt bands, 3 NAPOLEONIC GILT EAGLES TO THE SPINES AND ONE TO EACH BOARD. Titles, accompanying text, and 720 ENGRAVED PLATES, complete. Some printers errors to the numbering of plates 551 and 557 as issued. Very minor rubbing and some spotting as usual. A fine set of this extensive record of art in Paris in the Napoleonic era. The plates include work from many of the best engravers working in Paris at the time and the engravings are after the work of most of the greatest western artists from the 18th century and earlier. In addition there are a significant number of images of sculpture from antiquity. Previous owners mark W. Parker. A scarce, finely bound and extensive gallery book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
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