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Title: Architecture Toscane , ou Palais , Maisons , et autres édifices de la Toscane , mesurés et dessinés par A. Grandjean de Montigny et A. Famin , Architectes , anciens pensionnaires de l'Academie de France , à Rome.
Description: Paris, de l'Imprimerie de P. Didot L'Ainé, 1815, in-folio, large paper copy, 462 x 304 mm, vii pp + (1)(bl) + 50 pp + (2)(bl) + 1 leaf (engraved title) + 109 leaves each with a line engraved architectural illustration, printed on recto side only. Bound in 19th century half vellum, marbled boards, raised spine with red leather title label, uncut copy, nothwithstanding some marginal ink stains and some sparse marginal foxing a fine complete copy on large paper ( exemplaire sur grand papier) of the rare first imprint which was published in 18 installments over nearly 10 years (1806-1815). The architects modelled their publication on Percier and Fontaine's highly successful book on the architecture of Rome. It remained a major source for the study of Tuscan architecture throughout the 19th century. (Cat. British Arch. Library). It was the first publication to stress the importance of Florence in the development of Renaissance architecture ( Weinreb cat. 40 item 167.) .


Price: EUR 1650.00 = appr. US$ 1793.30 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 33821