FELIBIEN. Dom Michel. Manuscript entitled... - Lot 175 - Farrando

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FELIBIEN. Dom Michel. Manuscript entitled... - Lot 175 - Farrando
FELIBIEN. Dom Michel. Manuscript entitled "Description de l'église de Saint-Denis en France, et de tout ce qu'elle contient de remarquable". 18th century. 1 volume in-folio, marbled brown basane, ornate ribbed spine, red title page, gilt fillet (2)-44 pp. Manuscript in brown, red and blue ink of the famous early description of the Basilica of St. Denis. Denis basilica. It forms the second, autonomous part of the work written by the historian Michel Félibien, entitled Histoire de l'abbaye royale de Saint-Denys en France (History of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denys in France). It is bound with the 12 plates illustrating this description in the Léonard edition. It is further illustrated with a pencil drawing heightened with India ink wash (p. 29), which reproduces the vignette engraved vignette on p. 555 of the Léonard edition. Consecutively bound, 8 copper-engraved plates concerning the abbey of Saint-Denis, mounted double-page mounts. At the head, an Indian ink drawing heightened with pink wash, depicting the crypt of the Saint-Denis basilica.
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