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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 148

    RAOUL-ROCHETTE, Désiré (1789-1854). Peintures Antiques Inédites. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1836.

    Price Realised  

    RAOUL-ROCHETTE, Désiré (1789-1854). Peintures Antiques Inédites. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1836.

    4° (277 x 210mm). Half-title. Hand-coloured title-vignette, and 15 engraved and lithographic plates, 14 of these hand-coloured and one folding. (Light spotting, mostly in the tissue guards.) Contemporary russia, sides panelled in blind with a gilt foliate frame, marbled edges (spine lightly faded, minor wear).

    FIRST EDITION, THE HAND-COLOURED ISSUE of the author's work on the use of colour in the decoration of sacred and public buildings in antiquity. The work was also sold uncoloured; in coloured copies the number of coloured plates varies: in the Blackmer copy only 10 plates were coloured. Blackmer 1391 ('provoked a controversy in the French Royal Academy'); Brunet IV, 1106; Garcia y Garcia, Nova bibliotheca Pompeiana, 11545; Quérard VIII, 98-9.


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