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: $35.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 72293

Printed in an edition limited to 300 numbered copies on hand-made paper. 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." Randeria bookplate on front pastedown. Corners bumped, some wear to edges, offset to free endpapers.