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Histoire de La Gravure en Italie, en Espagne, en Allemagne, dans Les Pays-Bas, en Angleterre et en France.
Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris 1880 - Half folio. rebound in full red crushed morocco, extra gilt, spine with raised bands, all edges gilt, dark blue silk endpapers, marbled endpapers, by Lortic Freres. Extra illustrated with 100 inserted plates, some original engravings, in addition to the 73 reproductions of old prints, executed mostly by the process of Armand Durand. No 8 of 10 copies on Japan paper (81 copies total edition). With The bookplate of M. C. D. Borden, engraved by E. D. French. Some of the extra-illustrated plates are by Goya, Lucas de Leyde., Titian, Everdingen, Chodowieschi, Audran, Fragonnard, Ingouf, Aubert, Fiquet, Choffard, Moureau, Restout, Will, and many, many others.It truly provides a unique and wonderful history of engraving in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, England and France, with numerous original examples of the engravers' art in these extra illustrations, rather than just reproductions.With a list of the plates, alphabetical list of the artists with a brief biography, main works and reference to a fuller work on the artist, and a list of the names of the engravers referring to what pages they are mentionedLot #204 in the Catalogue of the Valuable Library Formed by the Late M.C.D. Borden, Esq., auction at the American Art Galleries in New York, February, 1913. Covers slightly scuffed on edges, else bright and beautiful. Very slight foxing, not affecting plates [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books (ABAA)]
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