BLONDEL, Jacques Fran?ois (1705-1774). Architecture Fran?oise, ou recueil des plans, elevations, coupes et profils des eglises, maisons royales, palais, hôtels. Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1752-1756.
BLONDEL, Jacques Fran?ois (1705-1774). Architecture Fran?oise, ou recueil des plans, elevations, coupes et profils des eglises, maisons royales, palais, hôtels. Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1752-1756.
BLONDEL, Jacques Fran?ois (1705-1774). Architecture Fran?oise, ou recueil des plans, elevations, coupes et profils des eglises, maisons royales, palais, hôtels. Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1752-1756.
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BLONDEL, Jacques Fran?ois (1705-1774). Architecture Fran?oise, ou recueil des plans, elevations, coupes et profils des eglises, maisons royales, palais, hôtels. Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1752-1756.

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BLONDEL, Jacques Fran?ois (1705-1774). Architecture Fran?oise, ou recueil des plans, elevations, coupes et profils des eglises, maisons royales, palais, hôtels. Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1752-1756.

A fine, large-paper copy of the first edition of one of the most important collections of French architecture plates.

4 volumes, folio (494 x 324 mm). Engraved vignette on dedication in vol. 1, headpieces and text illustrations, wood-engraved title devices, head- and tailpieces and text illustrations. 501 engraved plates on 516 sheets, numbered 1-331, 331 [bis], 332-464, unnumbered plate [465], 466-489, unnumbered plate [490], 491-500. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines, red morocco spine labels. Provenance: Imperial Hermitage (19th-century printed shelf label, and another dated 1909).

The first edition. The complete work was planned to comprise 1200 plates in 8 volumes, but only these four volumes were published. Consequently, there is variation between copies in the placement and make-up of the plates. The present lot contains 501 plates printed on 516 sheets, comprising 356 single sheets (of which 7 folding), and 120 plates printed on 2 or more sheets (of which 44 folding). Berlin Kat. 251; Brunet I, 977; Cohen de Ricci p.157.
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