Paris, F.-É. II Joubert 1803.
Tall Folio (456 x 296 mm.). 8p. and THIRTY-SIX ETCHED AND ENGRAVED PLATES in nine series by Normand after his own designs, UNCUT.
Contemporary pastepaper boards, flat spine of gilt mottled calf (crown worn).
QUÉVERDO, François-Marie-Isidore. 1748-1797.
Premier [-Deuxième] Cayer de Panneaux. Frises et sujets Arabesques. Paris, J.-F. Chéreau and F.-É. I Joubert 1788. Folio. TWO SUITES, EACH OF SIX NUMBERED ETCHED AND ENGRAVED LEAVES, UNCUT.
Ad I: Originally issued in 1801-1802 in fascicles without the letterpress text, the plates are here gathered together, reordered, retitled and prefaced with an essay on the types and sources of imagery and the importance of continuity of style. Normand proposes candlesticks, beds, vessels, armchairs, stools, vases, secretaries, friezes, pilasters, firebaskets, capitals, friezes, paneling and ceilings livened with grotesques, antique scenes and scrolling decoration of considerable fantasy.
¶Beraldi, Les Graveurs du XIXe siècle X: 219; Guilmard, Les Maîtres ornemanistes 268,134 (the final 4 leaves as an independent publication); Berlin Katalog 517; Early Printed Books 1478-1840…British Architectural Library 2149 (lacking all the plates!).
Ad II: A delightful suite with designs intended for chimney fronts, cabinets, pavilions, baths, panels over doors and in dining rooms…. This includes his famous kiosk à la Turque as well as The Arts for music and drawing rooms and a libertine “Seasons” for bedrooms. These two series figure among the few joint publications issued immediately following Chéreau’s sale of his entire stock of 14,600 copperplates to Joubert in June 1787, making the latter the most important print publisher in Paris. His eponymously named son issued the Normand (I).
¶Guilmard 232-33,41; Berlin Katalog 503; not in UCBA or BAL.