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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 146

    QUATREMÈRE DE QUINCY, Antoine-Chrysostôme (1755-1849). Monuments et Ouvrages d'Art Antiques. Paris: Jules Renouard, 1829.

    Price Realised  

    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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