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Book Number 2224 
Author Simon Thomassin 
Title Recueil des Statues, Groupes, Fontaines, Termes, Vases, Et autres Magnifiques Ornemens du Chateau & Parc de Versailles. 
Date 1723 
Place of Publication The Hague 
Edition 3rd 
Volume Information  
Cover contemporary full calf rebacked expertly spine with 6 compartments of raised bands, red morocco label on two. All edges speckled. 
Illustration 1 folding map of Versaille, two title pages in red and black, both with small vignette scene, 218 copper plates engraved by P. le Gros, Garnier, I. la Clerion, N. Coustous, Cornu, all after the designs by Simon Thomassin. Plates depicting various statues, vases, fountains and other ornaments decorating Versailles. 
Size 8vo 
Condition A very good copy. 
Pagination P. title, title, blank, 3-59, blank, engraved title, blank, half-title, blank, plates. 
Reference Graesse VI 144; Berlin Kat. 4212 
Translation Info  
Notes Text in French, Latin, Italian and Dutch This is a beautiful illustrated guide to the palace of Versailles. Simon Thomassin was a reknowned Paris artist. The work was commissioned in 1689 by King Louis XIV of France and was first published in Paris in 1694. A third edition was published in 1723. 
Price (US$) 2000  
Short Description Book Plate Books General; Book Art, Architecture & Design; 

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