Modèles de décoration et d'ornamentation de tous les Styles et de toutes les époques. choisis dans les œuvres des plus célèbres Artistes.
1862 by Charles Claesen, graveur-editeur in Liège Belgium. Year op publication not shown in the book, but according to the University Library of Gent, the year is indeed 1862.
Author: Godefroid Umé, who lived 1818-1873.
Folio size book 2°, page size 42 x 29 cm, book size 45 x 30 cm. hard-bound, leather spine (damaged, see pictures, but repair very well possible)
Two title pages, 3 pages index, 120 lithographic plates of intricately reproduced ornamental art from architecture and decoration, from the Renaissance around 1500 to Louis XVI around 1800, printed in finest detail. Designs from a great number of famous artists like Lucas van Leyden, Rubens, Galle, Delafosse, Berain, Briseux, etc.
All 120 plates are figured, some with an extra figure to show the fine details.
The book is not in perfect condition, but is worth a professional restoration. The pictures at the end of the series show the defects. I did not attempt to restore the book in an unprofessional way.
The boards are worn on the outside; the spine lacks the leather at the top and the bottom, but the missing leather pieces are still available for pasting on again.
The first 20 to 30 plates with brown (water?) stains in right-hand margin, but not affecting the lithographs.
Plate 63 and 68 disbound and some fraying at the right-hand edge.
Plate 31 almost disbound.
Folding plate 88 (the only one in the book) is torn in two halves, with another tear in the loose part.
Contemporary pencil sketch on blank page opposite 1st title page.
Please note: the yellow or brownish colour of the pictures is caused by artificial light when taking the photos. The paper of the plates itself is white, like in the picture of the main title page.
Weight ca. 4,5 kg - Free shipping with tracking in European Union.
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Godefroid Umé
- Book Title
- L'Art décoratif, modèles de décoration et d'ornamentation de tous les Styles [...]
- needs restoration
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Charles Claesen, graveur-editeur in Liège Belgium
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- tipped in plates
- 45×30 cm