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French Rococo Book Illustration by  Owen E Holloway - First American edition - 1969 - from Royoung bookseller, Inc. and Biblio.com

French Rococo Book Illustration

by Holloway, Owen E

Condition: Orig. navy cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper


London: Transatlantic Arts, 1969. First American edition. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper. 4to, 115 pages in text, 283 black and white illustrations. Index. Rococo taste in France expressed in the elegance of luxury editions of the tales of Boccaccio and La Fontaine and other contemporary classics of hedonism. The attempt here is not only to judge the urbanity of Gravelot, the irony of Eisen, the pastoral imagination of Moreau, but to sum up on the moral issues of the pursuit of happiness by an aristocracy of finance. Another copy -- Alec Tiranti.


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