Only the album for the monumental Paris a travers les siècles by Gourdon de Genouillac. A book esteemed for its important illustrations. All of the plates in colour are gathered together here in one small quarto volume (28 x 20.5).
Complete with its 112 plates enhanced with colour by
hand (many with gold highlights), numbered from 1 to 111 + 111 (second part).
Bound in a period red half lambskin binding, smooth spine adorned with gilded tooling, on the front cover “Costumes des Parisiens à toutes les époques".
Does not have a title page.
Good copy, fresh and clean, some scattered foxing as is often the case. Sturdy binding, two damaged corners.
[GOURDON de GENOUILLAC (Henri).]
[Paris à travers les siècles, histoire nationale de Paris et des Parisiens depuis la fondation de Lutèce jusqu'à nos jours]. Paris, Roy, ( ca 1879). One quarto volume, 28 x 20.5 cm, 112 plates (verified complete).
" Paris a travers les siècles" is an important 19th century book in which the author, Gourdon de Genouillac, unlike his predecessors, “has restored multidimensionality to the history of Paris by not dwelling only on historical facts and the construction of prestigious buildings, but also by restoring the daily life of Parisians through the centuries. "
Published by Roy in 5 quarto volumes adorned with 303 engraving. Tipped-in and 112 engravings in colour and in some copies a map of Paris.
- Number of Books
- Bindings, Fashion, Illustrated, Militaria
- Author/ Illustrator
- Gourdon de Genouillac
- Book Title
- Paris a travers les siècles. Costumes des Parisiens à toutes les époques [Album 112 planches]
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 28×20.5 cm