ISABELLE (Charles-Edouard). Circular buildings... - Lot 36 - Chayette & Cheval

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ISABELLE (Charles-Edouard). Circular buildings... - Lot 36 - Chayette & Cheval
ISABELLE (Charles-Edouard). Circular buildings and domes, classified in chronological order and considered in terms of their layout, construction and decoration. Paris, F. Didot, 1855. Large folio, [2] f., III-152 p., 78 plates, contemporary navy blue half-chagrin, spine with 4 nerves, gilt author and title, cold filleting bordering the caissons, double gilt filleting on the nerves and bordering the boards, gilt head (superficial rubbing to the headpieces and spines, one corner dulled; qq. plates a little browned due to the paper; scattered russets). Unique edition of this important work dealing with a fundamental subject in the history of architecture. It contains 83 plates, including 8 in color, engraved or lithographed by H. Roux aîné, showing plans, sections, elevations, views and details of buildings. The plates are numbered from 1 to 78, plus 5 pl. bis (n°3, 7, 14, 23 and 73); n° 40-41 form a single plate, as well as 54-55 and 59-60. The architect Charles-Edouard Isabelle (Le Havre, 1800 - Paris, 1880), entered the Ecole des beaux-arts in 1818. He traveled to Italy, then, upon his return in 1828, was sub-inspector then inspector of the works of the church of the Madeleine in Paris, until 1842. He later realized the hotel of the Customs in Rouen (1835-1842), the theater of Béziers, the works of extension of the schools of arts and trades of Angers (1855-1877) and of Châlons-en-Champagne (1845-1800). Architect of the thermal establishments from 1869 to 1877, he enlarged the thermal baths of Vichy and built, with Alfred Normand, the Napoleon thermal baths in Plombières. In addition to this work, we have from him: Parallèle des salles rondes de l'Italie, antiques et modernes, Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1831; 2nd edition, Lévy, 1863. - Notice sur le tombeau de Napoléon, 1841 (CTHS biographical note). Autograph signed letter from the author to Monsieur de Boureuille (?). Modern ex-libris label.
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