Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations
Paris, P. Jannet (vol. III: F. Vieweg; vol. IV: Émile Bouillon), 1854-1889
Four volumes (23.5 cm), I (Aa – Chatillon, 1854): viii, 639 (1) pp. II (Chaufourier – Melar, 1856): (4) 640 pp. III (Melchiori – Szymonowitz, 1857): (4) 625 pp. IV (Taddei – Zylvelt, 1889): vi, 271 (1) pp. Uniformly bound in modern quarter-leather. - Still an indispensable work, especially for the production of book illustrators. ¶ Provenance: “Burlington Fine Arts Club”, blindstamp on half-title and title of volume I (only); Olimpia Theodoli; her sale by Bloomsbury Book Auctions, Catalogue of art reference books, drawings and watercolours, prints, maps, and atlases: including a selection of art reference books from the library of Olimpia Theodoli, London, 10 April 2003, lot 29. Very good set.