GALERIE DU MUSÉE DE FRANCE

GALERIE DU MUSÉE DE FRANCE, publiée par Filhol, Graveur, et rédigée par Lavallée (Joseph),…

 Paris, Chez Filhol, De l’Imprimerie de Gillé Fils, 1814.

£2000

Large 8vo, 10 vols, copiously illustrated with beautiful engravings of works of art in the Musée de France. Bound in straight-grain green morocco, triple blind-ruled fillet along cover edges and central triple-fillet panel with gilt-stamped fleuron to inner corners, gilt-stamped imperial eagle on the centre of covers, gilt dotted lines to fore-edges of corners and fore-edges of spine, entwines gilt meander to turn-ins. gilt titles to compartments divided by raised bands on spine, each one stamped with same gilt decoration found on covers (eagle and fleurons). Sometimes spotted and lightly foxed throughout. Vol. 6 heavily dampstained and moulded on covers (especially rear one), some loss of colouring, mould on pages throughout. Upper fore-edge gilt. Notwithstanding a few defects, a fine set.