3 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
QUATREMÈRE DE QUINCY, Antoine-Chrysostôme (1755-1849). Monuments et Ouvrages d'Art Antiques. Paris: Jules Renouard, 1829.
2 volumes, 4° (347 x 250mm). Half-titles. 13 engraved plates, 2 of which hand-coloured and 7 folding. (Occasional light spotting.) Contemporary diced russia, sides with gilt rules, purple endpapers, sprinkled edges.
A FINE COPY, collecting some of the author's better known work, primarily: his reconstruction of the pediments of the temple of Minerva on the Acropolis, a reconstruction of the chryselephantine statue of Minerva, and a reconstruction of Alexander the Great's funerary cart, the latter with a splendidly imaginative hand-coloured folding plate. Rare: ABPC records no copy selling at auction in over 30 years. Not in Blackmer. Brunet IV, 1003-4 (his works are 'very sought-after'). (2)
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