CAILLIAUD, Frédéric (1787-1879). Autograph draft manuscripts, heavily revised copyist's manuscripts, proof plates and original drawings and tracings for his treatise on Egyptology: Recherches sur les Arts et Métiers les usages des anciens peuples de l'Egypte, de la Nubie, et de lEthiopie, plus supplementary autograph manuscripts relating to Egyptology and a set of unbound engraved proof plates for the published work, many of these handcolored, some with the author's corrections. [Paris, before 1831].
PROOF PLATES: 91 engraved plates, some double-page, 25 of which finely handcolored, several printed in sepia and black, some with author's pencilled captions and pencil instructions to colorists. DRAWINGS AND TRACINGS: 127 ink and pencil drawings, various sizes, many tipped to larger sheets, 10 of which finished in bright watercolor pigments, some representing illustrations not used in the published book. MANUSCRIPTS: 334 pages, folio and 4to, gathered in paper folders, titled and numbered, the drafts with additional text pasted in on slips, both draft and copyist's mss. heavily and extensively revised by the author. SUPPLEMENTAL MANUSCRIPTS: 549 pages, consisting of additional autograph mss. of Cailliaud, on diverse aspects of Egyptology, 4o and small 4o, sewn, unbound. The mss and plates preserved in three large folders.
[With:] CAILLIAUD. Recherches sur les Arts et Métiers les usages des anciens peuples de l'Egypte, de la Nubie, et de lEthiopie, Paris: DeBure et al, 1831. Atlas vol only (text not present), 2o, original printed wrapper bound at front, half-title, inserted lithographed portrait of Cailliaud (by DuTertre, dated 1819), 89 (of 102?) finely handcolored engraved plates (10 of which double-page), large folding engraved map by Picquet dated 1827 (light spotting to map). The published atlas evidently contained 102 plates (6 for each of the 17 livraisons). The plates, illustrating scenes of Egyptian life, costume and decorative motifs, were copied by Cailliaud from identified surviving friezes and monuments in Egypt, and are notable for the extremely vibrant coloring. Brunet III:1466. (4)