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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 382

    PERCIER, Charles & P. F. L. FONTAINE. Palais, Maisons et autres édifices modernes dessinés à Rome. Paris: chez les auteurs, 1798. 2°. Engraved title vignette, 100 engraved plates on 99 sheets, plate 5 duplicated, another vignette and a cul-de-lampe (a little light spotting). Modern half black morocco, uncut. Berlin Kat 2733 states that the text should end on p.40. This copy seems to be complete but ends on p.36 with the cul-de-lampe.

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    PERCIER, Charles & P. F. L. FONTAINE. Palais, Maisons et autres édifices modernes dessinés à Rome. Paris: chez les auteurs, 1798. 2°. Engraved title vignette, 100 engraved plates on 99 sheets, plate 5 duplicated, another vignette and a cul-de-lampe (a little light spotting). Modern half black morocco, uncut. Berlin Kat 2733 states that the text should end on p.40. This copy seems to be complete but ends on p.36 with the cul-de-lampe.

    PERCIER, Charles (1764-1838) & Pierre François Leonard FONTAINE (1762-1853). Receueil de decorations intérieurs. Paris: chez les auteurs, 1812. 2°. Half title, engraved vignette by Lacour and 72 plates (a little browning and spotting). Modern blue half morocco, uncut. Second edition, but the first with text. Berlin Kat. 4056; Fowler 244. (2)


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    Provenance

    Christie's South Kensington, The Stock of H. D. Lyon, 5 May 2005, lot 320.