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

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


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.