[FÉLIBIEN (André). The description of the... - Lot 27 - Chayette & Cheval

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[FÉLIBIEN (André). The description of the... - Lot 27 - Chayette & Cheval
[FÉLIBIEN (André). The description of the castle of Versailles. In Paris, chez Antoine Vilette, 1694. In-12, [1] f., 93 p., pl., full cherry calf of the XXth c., spine with 5 nerves, gilt title, caissons and boards decorated with a fleur-de-lis pattern and bordered by a double fillet, all gilt, gilt fillet at the edges, gilt edges (light spotting at the beginning of the volume, then sporadic spotting, a few light spots and browning, worm stains in the margins of the first 5 leaves, small tear without missing on one plate, small lateral loss on another plate trimmed short). A charming copy of this uncommon work. It is a new edition of the text published in 1674 under the title Description sommaire du Chasteau de Versailles. The 1674 edition was only illustrated with a plan. On the other hand, the illustration of this one, entirely engraved on copper, is composed of a vignette on the title, by Schoonebeck, and 27 figures engraved on 16 plates, 4 of which are folding. Old signature on the title.
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