L'illustration de la poésie et du roman français au XVIIe siècle View larger
Canivet (Diane), 1919-1965

L'illustration de la poésie et du roman français au XVIIe siècle

Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1957
(24 cm), (4) 188 pp., plus 12 leaves of plates with 53 illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - The catalogue (pp.81-160) provides very detailed bibliographical descriptions of 142 editions of novels and poetry illustrated by more than 70 printmakers working in France, The Netherlands, Germany, and England. “This is probably the most useful work specifically devoted to French 17th-century book-illustration to appear since Jeanne Duportal’s Étude sur les livres à figures édités en France de 1601 à 1660 (Paris, 1914)” (from a review by Frances A. Yates, in The Book Collector, Autumn 1958, pp.306-310). ¶ Superior copy in new condition.
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