Paris: Veuve Jules Renouard, 1860. First French language edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 x 6"). viii, 582pp; 644pp. Original quarter parchment over paper covered boards, with gold lettering and ruling to spines. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the artist by F. Girard after a self-portrait by the artist.
Originally published in Leipzig in 1839 under the title "Rafael von Urbino und sein Vater Giovanni Santi," Passavant's pioneering study has been acclaimed as the first modern, scholarly monograph of an artist by virtue of its adherence to stylistic criteria rather than biographical narrative as the construct for analyzing its subject.
Moderate shelf wear and age-toning to bindings. Sporadic foxing throughout. Previous owner's Ex-Libris (Dr. Julius Vogel) on inside of each front cover. Text in French. Bindings and interior in overall good to very good condition. g to vg. Item #42880