Order Nr. 136847 THE ORIGIN OF THE GRACES, ILLUSTRATED WITH THE ORIGINAL COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS AFTER THE DESIGNS OF C.N. COCHIN. Dionis Dusejour.

THE ORIGIN OF THE GRACES, ILLUSTRATED WITH THE ORIGINAL COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS AFTER THE DESIGNS OF C.N. COCHIN.

(Cochin, C.N.).
  • London: Vizetelly, (ca. 1885).
  • large 8vo.
  • original quarter cloth with decorated paper-covered boards.
  • 63, (3) pages

Price: $95.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 136847

Limited to 50 numbered copies with the duplicate illustrations (one set with black ink and another in 'sanguine') from a total of 350 copies. Moderate shelfwear, particularily at the corners. Front free endpaper detached yet present. Text crisp and bright. Published by Henry Vizitelly (1820-1894), a pioneer of the English illustrated press, who issued numerous translations of 18th century French fiction, and was imprisoned for three months, in1889, for a translation of the more contemporary Emile Zola. Illustrated with six engravings in sanguine by C.N. Cochin (1715-1790), court painter at Versailles, drawing instructor to Madame de Pompadour, who was regarded by Diderot as "the first draughtsman of France." From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.