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The Masterpieces of French Art, Illustrated. Being a Biographical History of Art in France, from the Earliest Period to and Including the Salon of 1882 Vol. II by  Louis; et al Viardot - Hardcover - Signed - 1883 - from ZH BOOKS and Biblio.com

The Masterpieces of French Art, Illustrated. Being a Biographical History of Art in France, from the Earliest Period to and Including the Salon of 1882 Vol. II

by Viardot, Louis; et al

Condition: Good


Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co., 1883. Hardcover. Good. Not dated, ca 1883; folio; unpaginated (442 pp.); full black morocco lavishly embossed and gilt decorated; 5 raised bands to spine; illustrated with 50 full page photogravures and 51 full page wood engravings. Boards have a few scuffs; corners and edges of boards show some rubbing; heavy textured endpaper with marginal discoloration (not affecting text); two small bumps to fore-edge of front board; all page edges gilt; 1" piece chipped off lower corner of first free page; very few small spots of foxing to title page, else pages and plates clean. Overall good to very good condition. Contains short biographies of various French artists and brief monographs on a number of masterpieces of French art.


  • Bookseller: ZH BOOKS US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000244
  • Title: The Masterpieces of French Art, Illustrated. Being a Biographical History of Art in France, from the Earliest Period to and Including the Salon of 1882 Vol. II
  • Author: Viardot, Louis; et al
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co.
  • Date published: 1883
  • Bookseller catalogs: English Literature:Art; Books:English Literature:Art;


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