PITRE - CHEVALIER (Pierre-Michel-François... - Lot 148 - Ferri & Associés

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PITRE - CHEVALIER (Pierre-Michel-François... - Lot 148 - Ferri & Associés
PITRE - CHEVALIER (Pierre-Michel-François Chevalier, known as). Ancient and modern Brittany and the Vendée. Histoire de la Révolution française dans l'ouest (complement de la Bretagne ancienne et moderne). Paris, Coquebert, s.d. (1844-45). Set of two works in two volumes, large in-8, full black perc., special gilt and mosaic irons on spine and boards, gilt tr. and cart. signed Lenègre). FIRST EDITIONS. The illustrations for these two beautiful publications, which follow one another, include two frontispieces reproducing the provincial coats of arms, one printed in gold, the other in color, a portrait of Chateaubriand after Girodet-Trioson in the first volume, three maps with colored outlines, 13 plates of coats of arms in color, a plate of coins, 63 wood-engraved or steel-engraved plates out of text and around 400 wood-engraved vignettes in the text, mainly after Leleu, Penguilly and Tony Johannot. SUPERB EXEMPLAIRS in their attractive, fresh romantic boards. Faint marginal foxing at the beginning of the volumes and a few yellowed leaves, as always.
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