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Book Description

8vo, 19cm, [xxii],[2],328,fldg map,[12]p., five engraved plates (blank external margins spotted) & folding map of red silk marker. 19th c half black roan & marbled paper-covered boards (corners worn; joints splitting at head), banded spine with gilt fluting to bands, central gilt thistle device with floral cornerpieces with triple gilt rule divisions. By French art historian, Jean Baptiste Descamps, this one volume edition of his comprehensive guide to the art of the low countries explores the sculptures, paintings and art objects held in churches across the area with a number of biographical notes on the artists. A fair copy (light moisture mark to title & preface lower corner; light scattered spotting throughout; old old paper repair to fore-edge of one leaf with loss of the last letters of the first two paragraphs)
Author Descamps, J[ean].B[aptiste].
Date 1769.
Publisher A Paris: Chez Desaint, Saillant, Pissot & Durand,

Price: £100.00

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