Levy, 1896, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
MOLINIER, EMILE. Histoire Generale des Arts Appliques a L'Industrie, du Ve a la Fin du XVIII Siecle, 4 volumes, Paris: E. Levy et Cie, 1896-??. Folios, No. 392 of an edition of 750, green cloth boards three-quarter bound in black morocco with gilt lettering and floral decoration to spines, all edges gilt, gravure plates, illustrations in text, former copy of the American financier George J. Gould, with his bookplate on the front pastedowns. There was no Tome V but a Tome VI (Les tapisseries, by a different author) emerged in 1911. Tome I, Ivoires, pp. x, 245, 24 plates. Tome II, Les Meubles du Moyen Age & de la Renaissance, Les Sculptures Microscopiques -- Les Cires, pp. 244, 22 plates. Tome III, Le Mobilier au XVII et au XVIII Siecle, pp. xi, 273, 23 plates. Tome IV, L'Orfevrerie Religieuse et Civile, pp. 297, 21 plates. These books are very heavy, about 22 kilograms total. They measure 45x32 cm, will ship in 2 packages for safety. Condition of these books: Very good and sound, spots of discoloration to the covers, boards rubbed at edges, front joint of Tome IV is starting, likewise Tome III, which has a chip in the upper spine. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). 4-volume set (complete). Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; France; 19th century; French Language; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53475.