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MARIETTE, Pierre Jean (1694-1774).  Traité des Pierres gravées, Paris: de l'Imprimerie de l'Auteur, 1750.

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MARIETTE, Pierre Jean (1694-1774). Traité des Pierres gravées, Paris: de l'Imprimerie de l'Auteur, 1750.

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MARIETTE, Pierre Jean (1694-1774). Traité des Pierres gravées, Paris: de l'Imprimerie de l'Auteur, 1750. 2 volumes, small 2° (310 x 206mm.), half titles, engraved titles, engraved dedication to Louis XV by P. Soubeyran after Bouchardon in volume I, 259 engraved plates on 197 sheets, including 124 half-page illustrations, all by Caylus after Bouchardon, 4 vignettes (small hole and adhesive mark in upper margin of title, a few leaves lightly browned, light spotting), contemporary calf, lettering-pieces (lacking 2 lettering-pieces, spine very rubbed and head and tail chipped, split at top and lower joints, sides scuffed). FIRST EDITION. Mariette had a great admiration for the sculptor Edmé Bouchardon and considered him to be one of the best draughtsman in Europe. Naturally it was to him he turned to when he planned the Traité des Pierres Gravées. The engraver of the drawings, Comte de Caylus, was a friend of Mariette and one of the most influential art critics of the time. Brunet III, 1429; Cohen-de-Ricci 683; Sander 1287. (2)
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