Louvre Art Museum Painting & SculpturesCatalog w/ plates 1924 leather 4 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Musee National du Louvre - Catalogue des Peintures Exposees Dans les Galeries, by Gaston Briere. (with) Musee National du Louvre - Catalogue Sommaire des Marbres Antiques. (1922)
Published 1924, Paris by Musees Nationaux Palais du Louvre.
4 volumes, each c. 350 pages. Text in French. B&W photo plates at rear of each volume. Retains original paper wrappers bound in.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, gilt ruled compartments, cloth covers, marbled end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn as always, mostly light minor signs of careful handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, set remains overall attractive on the shelf.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
The set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present appear to us easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this set survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Books Measure c. 7 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W.