Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France)
Avril (François), born 1938; Baron (Françoise), 1930?-2013; Gaborit-Chopin (Danielle), born 1941
Les Fastes du Gothique : le siècle de Charles V (catalogue of an exhibition held in the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 9 October 1981-February 1982)
Paris, Éditions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 1981
(24 cm), 461 (3) pp., 24 colour plates, black & white text illustrations. 369 catalogue entries. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Exhibition of sculpture, ivories, metalwork, and other objets d’art, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, textiles, pottery, arms and armour, from c. 1315 until after 1400. The almost 100 manuscripts (nos. 228-319) were selected and described by François Avril; “his text and catalogue notes [are] as remarkable a contribution to the subject and period as was Eric Millar’s in 1932” (from a notice in The Book Collector, Summer 1982, pp.218-219). ¶ Corners lightly rubbed; otherwise a very good copy.