Paris: Loys Delteil et Maurice Le Garrec, 1925. Limited First edition. Softcover. 1/750.Quarto (11 3/4 x 8 1/2"). 411, pp (Text volume); pp (Half-title and Title), 230, 4 loose leaves (Plates), pp (Plate volume). Original glassine aver printed dust-jacket and blind wrappers (Text volume). Full tan and grey cloth portfolio, with red lettering to spine (Plate volume). String ties. Text volume is uncut and unopened.
Splendid catalogue raisonné of the engraved work of Robert Nanteuil, a 17th-century French portrait artist, engraver, draughtsman and pastellist to the court of Louis XIV.
With the actual catalogue raisonné, the text volume contains also a biography written by François Courbois.
The plate volume contains no less than 234 plates reproducing Nanteuil's striking engraved art.
One of 750 unnumbered copies.
Glassine partly torn and chipped. Minor shelf wear. Some age-toning and soiling along spine of portfolio. Text in French. Glassine in overall poor to fair, dust-jacket in good+, wrappers and interior in very good, portfolio in good, interior in very good condition. f to vg. Item #41178