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    Sale 7725

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Fine Plate books from an Historic Continental Library

    3 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 140

    MILLIN DE GRANDMAISON, Aubin Louis (1759-1818). Description des Tombeaux de Canosa. Paris: Pierre Didot l'âiné for C. Wassermann, 1816.

    Price Realised  

    MILLIN DE GRANDMAISON, Aubin Louis (1759-1818). Description des Tombeaux de Canosa. Paris: Pierre Didot l'âiné for C. Wassermann, 1816.

    Large 2° (570 x 425mm). Engraved title-vignette, engraved head- and tailpieces, and 14 engraved plates, 4 of these double-page. (Spotting.) Contemporary russia, sides with gilt and blind frame, sprinkled edges.

    FIRST EDITION, IN A HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY BINDING. A 'beautifully produced book' (Blackmer) documenting the most striking figurative vases excavated in the necropolis of the ancient city of Canosa. Blackmer 1131; Brunet III, 1723; Cicognara 2684 ('an edition executed with very elegant luxury').


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