Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Trésors de mon pays, No. 11: Soleure. Hans Enz, George Duplain.
Trésors de mon pays, No. 11: Soleure
Trésors de mon pays, No. 11: Soleure

Trésors de mon pays, No. 11: Soleure

Neuchatel: Editions du Griffon, 1946. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 48pp. Uncut. Original pictorial wrappers. Printer's device on title page. Captivating work on Soleure (Solothurn in German,) which is regarded as the finest Baroque town in the country, where Italian grandeur is combined with French charm and German practicality. From the 16th to the 18th centuries, the Catholic town of Solothurn was the residence of the French king’s ambassador. Fine Baroque and Renaissance buildings, such as the noble Palais Besenval, and magnificent religious buildings meet the visitor at every end and turn – the Old Town has eleven churches and chapels and the same number of fountains and towers. Truly magnificent is the St.Urs Cathedral, with a façade donated by Louis XIV, and an Italian-style staircase in front. Inside are wonderful Baroque stuccos. The town walls, which are still intact in some places, were built according to the principles of the French military engineer Vauban. This work is profusely illustrated with 32 stunning photogravures. Spine and edges of wrappers slightly age-toned. Previous owner's stamp on free front endpaper. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good to good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. vg. Item #30872

Price: $35.00

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