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Pierre Bouillon (1776-1831)
Pierre Bouillon (1776-1831)
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Pierre Bouillon (1776-1831)

MUSÉE DES ANTIQUES. 1811-1827

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Pierre Bouillon (1776-1831)
Musée des antiques. 1811-1827
BOUILLON, Pierre (1776-1831). Musée des antiques dessiné et gravé par P. Bouillon. Avec des notices explicatives par J.B. de Saint-Victor. Paris: Didot l'aîné, [1811-1827].

First and only edition of this monumental publication on classical sculpture. The first volume is devoted to classical deities, the second to mythological and historical Greek and Roman personages, and the last on altars, vases, candelabra, tombs, ornaments, inscriptions, etc. A very good, untrimmed copy. Brunet I, 1170 ('ce bel ouvrage se recommande par l'exactitude scrupuleuse des dessins'); Graesse I, 510; Blackmer 181.

3 volumes, folio (544 x 350mm). Half-title to the whole work in vol. 1, half-titles for each vol, each volume title with large engraved vignette, 276 engraved plates, vol. 1 with engraved headpiece and large cul-de-lamp 'Fragments du Parthénon' (tiny marginal tear to plate of Alexander the Great in vol. 2, occasional light spotting, one or two plates slightly more heavily affected). Contemporary red half morocco over red cartonnage boards, flat spine ruled and lettered in gilt (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Ducs de Luynes (Château De Dampierre armorial bookplates; sold Sotheby's Paris, 22 Oct 2013, lot 535).
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