Description Historique des Chateau Bourg et Forest de Fontainebleau, Contenant une Explication Historiques des Peintures, Tableaux, Reliefs, Statues, Ornemens qui s'y Voyent; & la Vie des Architectes, Peintres & Sculpteurs que y ont Travaillé
by Guilbert, Pierre
2 vols. (lxxxii), 243, (xiv), 310 pp. thorough description of the chateau, forest, and town of Fontainebleau, including the paintings, statues, and decorative objects within the chateau, and information on the lives of the artists who worked there, table of artworks, extensive notes, 6 fine engraved plates (mostly folding) including a large map of the chateau and the grounds. One plate with a small tear along crease. 16mo. Full cont. calf, gilt detailing to spine, slightly rubbed. Paris (Cailleau) 1731. Ex-libris copy with bookplates inside the front covers for Le Comte de Schulenburg-Closterroda. This volume contains two engraved plans of the famous horseshoe staircase, which was constructed in 1634 according to an ingenious and novel design, which allowed carriages to pass underneath. (Inventory #: 48154)
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