Le Livre français illustré de la Renaissance : étude suivie du catalogue des principaux livres à figures du XVIe siècle View larger
Brun (Robert), 1896-1978

Le Livre français illustré de la Renaissance : étude suivie du catalogue des principaux livres à figures du XVIe siècle

Paris, A. & J. Picard, 1969
(22 cm), (4) 322 (8) pp., plus 16 leaves of plates. Rebound in red cloth, black skiver lettering-piece (a collector’s binding). - Originally published as Le livre illustré en France au XVIe siècle (Paris 1930). Although the eleven chapters of introduction remain virtually unchanged, the catalogue is vastly expanded, from some 500 to nearly 700 entries, and the total illustrative material has nearly doubled. Reviewed by Arthur Rau, in The Times Literary Supplement, 9 April 1970, p.392. ¶ Excellent copy.
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