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Cheminees a l'Italienne. Nouvellement inventéés et gravées par I. le Pautre.
- Paris, (Gérard I), Jollain, 1665. Complete suite of fine etched title and 5 plates, numbered in the plates, 1-6, showing designs for chimney-pieces; five of the plates WITH A VARIANT DESIGN FOR THE RIGHT HALF. ca. 21,4 x 14,2 cm on leaves of ca. 30,7 x 20,5 cm.*Fuhring No. 9352 (only one plate). I.F.F. XVII, 12, Nos. 1482 - 1487. First edition of a fine series of elaborate baroque designs for chimney-pieces in the manner of the Italiens. Among the incorporated statues is interalia one depicting Minerva. The fireplace was one of the most important decorative elements of a room, thus receiving an elaborate ornamentation. Invented and etched by the famous French architect and ornament designer Jean Le Pautre (Paris 1618 - 1682). - The plates display the original string holes in the blank left border. Printing date erroneously altered by hand in 1677. Slightly foxed, lower blank margins slightly thumbed, ample margins.[(4435)] [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Ludwig Rosenthal's Antiquariaat]
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