WITH 182 BEAUTIFULLY HAND-COLORED FOLIO ENGRAVINGS OF FRENCH COSTUME, ARMS, INSTRUMENTS, FURNISHINGS AND ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS
WILLEMIN, Nicholas Xavier and POTTIER, André. Monuments Francais Inedits. Paris, 1839. Two volumes.
First edition of this wonderful collection of masterpieces of French decorative arts culled from early medieval to late Renaissance—costumes, weapons, musical instruments, furniture, furnishings, stained glass, interior and exterior architectural details—with 300 intricately detailed folio engraved plates, 184 of them with brilliant and delicate hand-coloring. $6000.