Encyclopédie du Luminaire. Formes et Décors Apparentes. Depuis L'Antiquite Jusqu'a 1870. Tome I, II, III, IV, V, VI...
by Henriot, Gabriel.
Paris: “Les Editions Guerinet” R. Panzani, Successeur, 1934. Two vols, folio, 240 b&w plates with captions and single ruled borders, leaves are divided into six “tomes” each with their own paper wrapper which doubles as a title-page. Disbound leaves housed in a quarter burgundy cloth portfolio with gray paper boards printed in burgundy and white, with burgundy cloth ties. Portfolio is a bit bumped at the corners, internally very good with only minor foxing to outer margins. A comprehensive guide through several centuries of lighting design, from the ancient up to 1870, focusing on major stylistic trends that characterized each era. (Inventory #: 108603)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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