19 November 2003
KLEINER, Salomon (1703-1761). Residences Memorables de l'incomparable Heros de nôtre siecle ou Representation exacte des Edifices et Jardins de Son Altesse Serenissime Monseigneur le Prince Eugene Francois Dec de Savoye et de Piemont...Première [-Dixieme] Partie. Augsburg: heirs of Jeremie Wolff, 1731-1740. 10 parts. Engraved throughout. Frontispiece, 10 section titles in French and German, 89 engraved plates only (9 folding), all after Kleiner. (Lacking the dedication plate in the first part, some light spotting and old light staining.)
Salomon KLEINER. Representation des Animaux de la Menagerie de S.A.S. Francois de Savoye et de Piemont...une partie du Palais de Sa.dt.A.S. situé dans le faubourg de Vienne. Augsburg: heirs of Jeremie Wolf, 1734. Engraved throughout. Title and 12 plates after Kleiner.
2 works in one volume, oblong 2° (318 x 497mm). Late 19th-century half morocco gilt (light scuffing to extremities). Provenance: Gustave Suttner (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITIONS of this magnificent record of the palaces and residences of Prince Eugene of Savoy in and near Vienna and a charming supplementary work describing his menagerie. The superb plates delineate the work of the architect J.L. von Hildbrand, the interiors of Claude le Fort du Plessy and others, and the gardens and fountains of Dominique Girard. Throughout the scenes are enlivened by numerous elegantly dressed figures, promenading or in conversation. The scarce supplementary suite shows the exotic animals of Prince Eugene's menagerie, established at the Belvedere in 1716 on the model of that at Versailles. Berlin Kat. 2117 (both works); cf. Lipperheide Dc20 (?both works, but, in error, lists second work as part 'XI' of the first work); Nissen ZBI 2212 (second work only).
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