1636 · Paris
by Jacques Callot; Israel Henriet
Paris: Chez Israel Henriet, 1636. Leather bound. VG-, some light soiling to sheets especially edges, plates are clean and attractive, binding is solid. With bookplate of American Artist Claude (Cluadius) Edmund Delbos tipped in at front. 1/2 leather with marbled paper-covered boardsblank endpapers. 123 sheets including title-page and frontispiece with almost 500 engravings representing days of the years and associated Saints on 121 sheets. Some days have more than one engraving. After the title-page and frontispiece, there are 121 sheets with four prints to each page. The prints on the first 14 sheets of 4-prints-to-a-sheet all have captions in the boxes under the images; the 15th sheet has a caption under one image for February 12, then there is only the name of the Saint in the box under the image until the boxes are empty beginning with March 1 and the Saint's names are printed above the image. Old stain on Sept, 12. Frontispiece appears to be the 3rd state, sheets 1+2 of the plates have 8 numbered plates. A sheet with 4 additional numbered days appears to be lacking or not bound in. Sheet 3 begins the calendar days of January. The plates for Jan. 7-10 are not numbered as such in the plate.
(Inventory #: 173379)