by [Fine Binding]. De Mont, Pol. [Charles Polydore de Mont].
Haarlem, [Netherlands]: H. Kleinmann, No date, ca 1899. Near Fine. Large folio (42.5cm x 34cm), 37 pages of text & 60 heliotyope plates tipped to thick paper with tissue guards interleaved. Contemporary full crushed maroon morocco by J. Mossly (signed on the upper board), the spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, elaborately lettered & decorated in gilt, the upper cover with a large sculpted gutta-percha panel & an inset Coat of Arms of Antwerp. Gilt inner dentelles, silk pastedowns & endpapers, top edge gilt. Text in German (translation by C. Hebbel). Slightly soiled, one tissue guard & adjacent blank verso a bit spotted.
An extraordinary binding housing a highly regarded, if brief, biography of the 17th century Baroque artist & 60 plates after the original paintings.
(Inventory #: 0000178)
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