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Title: Oeuvre du chevalier Hedlinger ou recueil des medailles de ce celebre artiste, gravées en taille douce, accompagnées d'une explication historique et critique, et précédées de la vie de l'auteur ...
Description: Basle ( Basel ), no publisher, printed by Schweighauser with the types of Guillaume Haas, 1776-78. In-folio, engraved title-page and dedication to Gustave III of Sweden, 40 engraved plates depicting medals + xxxiv pp + 64 pp, with headpiece, woodcut tail-pieces and ornaments. Bound in near contemporary full leather with rich gilt ornament rectangle on the front and back cover, smooth decorated spine with title label, marbled end-papers, edges painted yellow, very good preserved binding, interior with some slight fxing or browning of some pages, still a very handsome copy. Mechel's catalogue of the collection of Hedlinger (1691-1771). Most of the collection comprised Swedish examples, but there are also Russian, Danish, Prussian and English medals. See Brunet III, 77. As usual the text is bound after the plates, and has a separate title; ''Explication historique et critique des médailles de l'oeuvre du Chevalier Hedlinger précédée de éloge historique de ce célèbre artiste. Par Chretien de Mechel, Basle, Chez l'auteur, 1778''. .


Price: EUR 1550.00 = appr. US$ 1684.61 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 32422