Les Fontaines de Paris, Anciennes et Nouvelles
Les Fontaines de Paris, Anciennes et Nouvelles
Les Fontaines de Paris, Anciennes et Nouvelles

Les Fontaines de Paris, Anciennes et Nouvelles

DUVAL, Amaury

Regular price $1,500.00 Sale

A beautiful portfolio of the engravings of Alexandre Moisy of massive public fountains of Paris with 1-3 pages of description by diplomat, scholar, lawyer Charles Alexandre Amaury Pineux. These frequently include a poem along with notes on their construction. The plates had previously been published separately in 1810.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Firmin Didot
  • Edition: First Edition Thus
  • Date Published: 1812
  • Place Published: Paris
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    142p. plus index. 44 cm hardcover folio rebound with leather spine, marbled boards and new endpapers. Includes 60 black and white engravings. 1-59 plus 19 'bis.' Light foxing on some pages. A stain on bottom edge which bleeds a little onto the bottom of pages. Deckled bottom edge. Impression of type appears raised on other side of pages (engravings are not printed on the other side of the page). Archival tape repair bottom corner of page 30. Additional engraved title 'Nouvelles Fontaines erigees de l'ordre et par la munificence de Napoleon le Grand.'