Architecture toscane + Recueil des plus beaux tombeaux
Architecture toscane : palais, maisons, eglises et autres edifices publics et prives principalement des 15e, 16e et 17e siecles + Recueil des plus beaux tombeaux : executes en Italie dans les 15e, 16e siecles : d'apres les dessins des plus celebres architectes et sculpteurs (2 volumes in 1)
Auguste Grandjean de Montigny; Auguste Famin
Paris : Ducher, 1874.
2 volumes bound as 1. Tall folio. Bound in handsome modern 3/4 blue cloth of marbled boards. 50 p., 109 plates. Scattered foxing /staining throughout. The second book, Recueil des plus Beaux has 24 plates. The second volume, Recueil's gutters are dampstained. A view of Renaissance era Tuscany. Particular focus on the architecture / edifices of Florence. 133 plates total. After travels through Italy during which he sketched the local architecture, Auguste-Henri-Victor Grandjean de Montigny joined a French artistic mission to the Portuguese court in Brazil and eventually became acting director of the Royal Academy in Rio de Janeiro. Avery, p. 404; Graesse II, 550, citing 1st ed. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.