Histoire Archeologique, Descriptive et Graphique de la Sainte-Chapelle du Palais.

DECLOUX & DOURY, Architectes.

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Description: Beatifully illustrated and printed with 20 large chromolithograph plates featuring ornamental details from the newly restored church. 5 large engraved b/w plates on mounted India paper. [84]pp of stylized letterpress text, each page printed within a thick decorative border printed in brown, red, blue, or green. [4]pp plate list. 25 plates. Thin folio, contemporary black morocco-backed boards (leather is just a bit rubbed; boards are quite worn; original wrappers bound-in). Paris: Felix Malteste et Cie, 1857. First edition. Text in French. A very nice copy.

Binding: hardcover
Language: French
Type: Books

Book ID: 163952


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I usually receive my packages as soon as delivered. However, this one had quite a night outside in a snow storm. Thanks to the extra care in packaging and double layer of wrapping cardboard and plastic bag, the book survived in pristine condition.... It sat in a three foot snow drift pounded by snow plows, in minus 25Temps overnight and was discovered this afternoon, the top of the package peeking out of the drift. If not for the attention to packaging and packing materials, this book would have been destroyed. Please let the people who package our treasures know that they make a difference. Whether in person or mail order, you folks rock. Best wishes from the (damned) frozen Adirondacks... - E.E.
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