Premier Cahier d'Arabesques et de Decorations Propres aux Artistes de ce Genre. Jean Michel Moreau, and Lavalle-Pousin.
Premier Cahier d'Arabesques et de Decorations Propres aux Artistes de ce Genre.
Premier Cahier d'Arabesques et de Decorations Propres aux Artistes de ce Genre.
Premier Cahier d'Arabesques et de Decorations Propres aux Artistes de ce Genre.
Premier Cahier d'Arabesques et de Decorations Propres aux Artistes de ce Genre.
Premier Cahier d'Arabesques et de Decorations Propres aux Artistes de ce Genre.
Premier Cahier d'Arabesques et de Decorations Propres aux Artistes de ce Genre.
Premier Cahier d'Arabesques et de Decorations Propres aux Artistes de ce Genre.
Premier Cahier d'Arabesques et de Decorations Propres aux Artistes de ce Genre.
Premier Cahier d'Arabesques et de Decorations Propres aux Artistes de ce Genre.

Premier Cahier d'Arabesques et de Decorations Propres aux Artistes de ce Genre.

Paris: Chez Guyot Graveur, 1770. Hardcover. Ca 1770. A treatise for artists on decorative painting and design, by Jean Michel Moreau (1741 - 1814), a French illustrator and engraver, known for his prints celebrating the marriage of the Dauphin and his coronation as Louis XVI and his illustrations depicting fashionable interiors and costume of the last years of the Ancien Régime. The collection includes extremely fine design elements such as fountains, urns, graces, swags, intertwining plants, lions, dragons, curvilinear motifs, and four architectural elevations. This is a collection of plates, although bound with a title page, which reads: "Dediee a Monsieur Charles, Cesar, de Rigot". Oblong 4to. There appear to be 12 cahiers in total, most likely with 4 plates each, although OCLC 21396629 lists 46 plates in total. This volume is not numbered consecutively and appears to be lacking the following plates: Cahier 1: plate numbers 3 & 4; Cahier 3 & Cahier 5 all plates lacking; Cahier 8, plate number 1; and Cahier 10: plates 1 & 2. Gray boards with gilt title on black spine label. Covers rubbed at spine and marked. Internally, tear at ffep, some marks at margins of a few plates, o/w very good. In French. Very unusual, with OCLC showing only one listing, 21396629, with two French libraries (Bib. d'Art & d'Archeologie; Inst Nat. d'Histoire de l'Art) and the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum owning copies. Item #15577

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