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JOMBERT - Repertoire Des Artistes
Jombert, Charles-Antoine (1712-1784)
Repertoire Des Artistes. 2 Vols. Architecture. Decoration.
Paris: Ch. Massin, 1914
Hardcover. n.d. Facsimile plates of the original edition of 1764, reprinted about 150 years later, i.e. ca. 1914, according to the introduction. Large 4to. 2 vols. Each is a suite of engraved plates, unbound as issued, in portfolio of grey cloth printed in red, with title plate set in; cloth ties. V.1 (Architecture) consists of 17-page introduction and 128 plates; v.2 (Decoration), of 128 plates. Cloth portfolio soiled, and pastedowns browned; but plates virtually near fine with marginal tanning; introduction prelims slightly browned, but some pages of introduction still unopened. Title continues: "Recueil de compositions d'Architecture et d'Ornements antiques et modernes, de toute espece. Par divers Auteurs, dont les principaux sont: Maot, Loire, Le Pauire, Cottart, Pierretz, Cotelle, Le Roux, Berain, etc." In the series, Les Maitres Decorateurs Des XVIIe et XVIIIe Siecles. Text in French.