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Lot nr:142
Book nr:31847
Author:PERCIER, Charles - FONTAINE, P.F.L.
Title:Palais, Maisons, et autres Údifices modernes dessinÚs Ó Rome
Town:Paris
Publisher:Chez les auteurs, au Louvre et P. Didot l'ainÚ (imprimerie de Baudouin)
Year:[1798]
Description:Folio (45 x 29 cm). Title + 8 + 40 pages, 100 plates (ill. 12/13 together on one plate), including pictorial title plates for each cahier. The first edition was also published 1798. The only difference between the two being a new title page. This copy with the subscriber's list, rarely found with the second edition. Slightly foxed, but an attractive copy. Binding in full calf of the period, flat gilt spine, blue marbled end lvs.
Note:This work was the first to introduce the Empire Style with its mixture of Greek, Roman, Italian, and Egyptian elements. Percier and Fontaine were Napoleon and Josephine's primary architects. The plates are of interior views, details, and exterior elevations to gardens. The plates are nice impressions of the very delicate engravings. Ref. Millard I, 133 ; Cf. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 2733 ; Cicognara 3822 (eds. 1798).
Price:€380 - €500
Sellingprice:€600
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