Jean Chevillard, Vanaeck & Gallays - [Livre héraldique entièrement gravé] Livre du Blason [suivi de] Méthode facile pour apprendre le... - 1749

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Jean Chevillard, Vanaeck & Gallays - [Livre héraldique entièrement gravé] Livre du Blason [suivi de] Méthode facile pour apprendre le... - 1749
Heraldry, Engraved book, Coats of arms, Coats of arms, Crowns, Nobility - Quantity: 1 - Book

Exceptional collection of two 18th century books on heraldry entirely engraved. Rare books by Jacques Chevillard but also attributed to the publishers Vanaeck and Gallays according to Saffroy. The name Vanaeck is, in any case, found on these two copies.

The first book is entitled: Livre du Blason contenant une ample explication des Métaux et Couleurs avec leurs significations, les huit points de l'écu des différentes Couronnes et Tenants etc Pour l'usage des Armoiries Paris, chez Vanaeck, n.d.

It is made up of 21 plates (+ the title) engraved on the front side, the first 5 plates of the text, plates 6 to 11 show 66 coats of arms. Plates 12 to 18 are on the models of coats of arms (Cardinal, Grand Maistre, Grand Ecuyer...) and the following are the models of crowns.

Second title: Méthode facile pour apprendre le Blason ou l'on a joint les armes accollées, des Princes, et Princesses, Ducs et Duchesses, et celles des Maisons des plus Considérables de France, avec les explications des ornements extérieurs Paris, chez Vanaeck, 1749

Made up of 72 plates engraved with coats of arms, except for plate 39, the last two are handwritten.

Exceptional craftsmanship on the engravings. Extremely rare books.

Copy preserved in a beautiful full 19th century tobacco calfskin binding. Spine with raised bands adorned with gilded bands. In good condition, slightly rubbed headcap. Sturdy volume. Fresh inside, no foxing, plates 19 to 21 are restored in the first book. Otherwise in very good condition

Ex-libris with the Chauvenet coat of arms on the inner cover.

[Jean Chevillard] Vanaeck & Gallays

[Livre héraldique entièrement gravé] Livre du Blason [suivi de] Méthode facile pour apprendre le Blason

Paris, chez Vanaeck, 1749

21 pl + 72 pl

Duodecimo, 15.5 x 9.5 cm

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Engraved book, Coats of arms, Coats of arms, Crowns, Nobility, Heraldry
Author/ Illustrator
Jean Chevillard, Vanaeck & Gallays
Book Title
[Livre héraldique entièrement gravé] Livre du Blason [suivi de] Méthode facile pour apprendre le...
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1749
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Number of pages
93
Dimensions
15.5×9.5 cm
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