Paris, [Le Blanc for] F.-L. Regnault-Delandine 1810.
8vo.. [ii], xvi, 555p.
Contemporary drab paper wrappers (spine repaired), printed spine label, uncut.
FIVE GENERATIONS OF PAINTERS, ENGRAVERS AND PRINT PUBLISHERS BUILT THIS COLLECTION — Israël Henriet (c. 1590-1661), Israël Silvestre (1621-91), Charles-François Silvestre (1667-1741), Nicolas-Charles Silvestre (1699-1767) and Jacques-Augustin Silvestre (1719-1809). Paintings and drawings first (673 lots), then prints (653) follow. Many come directly from the artists. The intaglio entries often note the state of the impressions. Described in thirty pages, lot 792 (Portraits) is an intimidating collection in itself: 345 individual sheets by or after Van Dyk representing sixty-two artists. With a preliminary life of the consignor, essays on national schools and an index, the catalog also serves as a reference book. Both the Order of Sale and the printed price list (each 16p.) are bound in. In good condition, bookplate and embossed title stamp of art historian Baron Cornelius Ver Heyden De Lancey (1889–1984), bookplate of Gray’s Inn Library on rear pastedown. ¶Blanc, Le Trésor de la curiosité II: 589-91; Lugt, Répertoire des catalogues de ventes 7932.Item #08320