Guilmard (Désiré), 1810-1885/1889

Les maîtres ornemanistes: dessinateurs, peintres, architectes, sculpteurs et graveurs. Écoles française, Italienne, Allemande et des Pays-Bas

Paris, E. Plon, 1880-1881
Two volumes (31 cm), I: xvi, 560 pp., text illustrations. II (Atlas): (6) pp., 180 plates. Uniform contemporary leather-backed marbled boards. - The first volume is arranged by designer under century and school; the second is composed entirely of plates. In spite of its obvious defects, largely because it was the first in the field, Guilmard is still the canonical book on the subject. Arntzen & Rainwater P-68; Chamberlin 1635. ¶ Bindings expertly repaired; an excellent, unmarked set.