Francisco De Los Santos - Descripcion del Real Monasterio de S. Lorenzo del Escorial - 1681

Description
Francisco De Los Santos - Descripcion del Real Monasterio de S. Lorenzo del Escorial - 1681
Art, History, Reference works, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Book

WORK:

‘Considered one of the first and most comprehensive artistic guides of a monument and its collections in Modern Europe, its publishing success and dissemination constitute a unique case in the history of artistic literature, showing a constant national and international interest for the Royal Monastery since its construction.’ (Vega-Loeches)

Most engravings by Pedro de Villafranca. The plates are by Pedro de Villafranca, and are the same as in the 1st edition of the Imprenta Real of 1657.


CONDITION:

Complete work.

12+163 folios.
9 fold-outs and 2 illustrations.

This book is hard-to-find complete.

Work in relatively good condition, but with some problems. Some stains, some 18th-century annotations, some folds but all as normal for the paper quality. All major book edges and lagoons have recently been restored with high-quality Japanese paper (sekishu-shi and kawanaka).

The illustrations show an old poor repair using adhesive tape with inadequate pH, which acidified the paper over time. The new tears have been repaired with methylcellulose (with a suitable pH) and Japanese paper (see photos).

Repair Inventory:

Blank page.
Flyleaf.
Frontispiece.
Page 2.
Page 4.
Page 6.
1st fold-out.
Page 10.
Page 36.
5th fold-out.
6th fold-out.
8th fold-out.
9th fold-out.
Page 139 tear.
Penultimate.
Last page.
Flyleaf.


Stains:
12 (photo). 64 (photo) 89.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Art, History, Reference works, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Francisco De Los Santos
Book Title
Descripcion del Real Monasterio de S. Lorenzo del Escorial
Condition
Mixed / Multiple
Publication year oldest item
1681
Edition
Different editions
Language
Spanish
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Bernardo de Villa Diego, Madrid, 1681
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
358
Dimensions
29×19.5 cm
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