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Nouvelle iconologie historique ou attributs hieroglyphiques, qui ont pour objets les quatre élémens, les quatres saisons, les quatre parties du monde et les différentes complexions de l'homme . .
Paris: Chez Jacques François Chereau Fils, Graveur et Marchand D'estampes, Rue St. Jacques, 1771 - French architect, one of the creators of the Louis Seize style, as the ornament in his Iconologie, featuring Greek keys, garlands, and much other Classical ornament, demonstrates. He also published a treatise on the five Orders, and designed two hôtels at 58-60 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, Paris (1776-83), and his ICONOLOGIE HISTORIQUE is a veritable encyclopedie of Baroque icons and symbols. The 'Table Explicative" advertises 18 "Cahiers" of six leaves each on a variety of themes and subjects developed here, which are available separately from the publisher ("qui se vendent séparément"). A second part of that suite was also formed (referred to misleadingly in the Berlin Catalogue as "IIeme Volume") which continues the series of engravings available in 24 more "cahiers" - in other words, Cahiers 19 - 43 - also, presumably, sold separaately. The absence of any of the 43 cahiers should in no way,we believe, be taken as an indication of incompleteness. Tipped in and laid down at the back is a folio plate, "La Sphere Artificielle" [showing three globes: Terrestrial, Celestial & Armillary Globes]. Paris Chez Desnos, Rus St. Jacques, 1760 Folio. Title, Table Indicative, 110 plates, and 39 pages of text on 21 leaves, ALL ENTIRELY ENGRAVED. Later calf with original covers of mottled calf inlaid to front and rear, upper cover gilt-stamped "ODIOT Orfèvre". [Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot (1763-1850) was the goldsmith to the family of the Emperor Napoleon]. Occasinal stains, mostly marginal, but altogether a very good copy, with a remarkable provenance. Berlin Catalogue 465 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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