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Title: Iconologie par figures, ou traité complet des allegories, emblemes &c. Ouvrage utile aux artistes aux amateurs et pouvant servir à l'éducation des jeunes personnes. Tôme I (...Tôme IV). Complete in 4 vols.
Description: Paris, chez Lattré graveur, rue St. Jacques..., s.d. ( 1791 from the introduction ), 4 volumes large in-8°, 21,8 x 13,3 cm. [1] (6)nn pp ( engraved title , 2 engraved portraits) + xvi pp + 99 pp + 45 engravings. [2] (2)nn pp (engraved title) + 112 pp + 48 engravings. [3] (2)nn pp (engraved title) + 106 pp + 49 engravings. [4] (2)nn pp (engraved title) + 168 pp + 60 engravings. ( complete). Bound in 4 uniform contemporary full mottled calf bindings. Smooth spine with gilt decoration and two labels. Triple fillets on both covers. All edges gilt. A fine set on large paper. Printed armorial ex-libris William Vincens Bouguereau in the first volume. Nice complete copy of the famous image dictionary, for the use of artists and art lovers, based on the iconology by Cesare Ripa ( 1593). This collection of 350 figures (on 202 plates) was begun by Hubert Gravelot. Upon his death in 1773 the editor continued with Charles-Nicolas Cochin who also did not live to see this publication (he died in 1790). See Cohen pp. 456 - 457. See also ''Ch. Michel'' - Charles-Nicolas Cochin et le livre illustré au 18e siècle-. Droz , 1987, pp.311 - 317. In 2011 Ester Lels published a study on the iconographical and allegorical importance of this publication. Mare (Netherlands), 2011, Personifiactions & Symbols. An index to H.F. Gravelot and C.N. Cochin's Iconologie par Figures. .

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Price: EUR 2400.00 = appr. US$ 2608.43 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 44742