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ALUNNO, Francesco. LA FABRICA DEL MONDO DI M. FRANCESCO ALVNNO DA FERRARA. NELLA QVALE SI CONTENGONO TVTTE LE VOCI DI DANTE, DEL PETRARCA, del Boccaccio, & altri buoni autori, con la dichiaratione di quelle, & con le sue interpretationi Latine, con le queli si ponno scriuenndo isprimere tutti i concetti dell'huomo di qualunque cosa creata. Con priuilegio del Sommo Pontefice Paolo III. Della Sereniß. Signoria di Vinegia, & dello Illustriß. Duca di Ferrara. IN VINEGIA MDXLVIII [1546?-1548]. [5] 259 [49] Leaves. 21 x 30.5. Original vellum (worn). (IG2248) € 750,00 / $ 1,125.00
This appears to be the first edition of 1546 as stated on leaf 259v, although the preliminary matter is dated "Gennaio. MDLVIII" (1548). It is likely that the main body of the work, leaves 1-259 & the 2 tables, were printed in 1546, & perhaps 1547, with the unpaginated preliminary matter added later in early January 1548. - DESCRIPTION: A dictionary-thesaurus, one of the very first of its kind, based on the use of words by classical Greek, Roman & medieval Italian authors, especially Petrarca, Dante, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Sannazaro & Vergil, organized into 10 sections reflecting the Italian renaissance view of the world: Dio (god), Cielo (the heavens), Monde (the earth), Elementi (the elements), Anima (spiritual life), Corpo (the body), Huomo (human beings), Qualità (qualities), Quantità (quantities), & Inferno (hell). The chapter "Habito", in the section "Huomo", including a description of 135 clothing & textile words, leaves 207v-210v (paragraphs 1535-1555); the chapter "Colori" in the section "Cielo - Mercurio" including a description of ca 60 colors (including "Ricamatore" (embroidery) & "Aragne" (lace)), leaves 109v-111r (paragraphs 812-823); & the chapter "Mercatantia" in the section "Cielo" includes 130 business & commercial words, leaves 102v-105v (paragraphs 755-779). - CONDITION: Wormholes in margins with some loss of type; some browning & humidity stains; missing blank endpaper; blank margins of the first few pages torn; title page right corner missing with part of portrait, privilege, place & date, & part of a poem on verso; missing last leaf of the Errata & of leaf 259 (these 3 leaves are supplied here in a high-quality recto/verso facsimile). There are duplicate leaves 229, 231, 231, 232, 232 & 234, all printed recto/verso & bound in. More information available on request. [CSROT 5300].

BOILEAU, Etienne; G.-B. DEPPING, ed. Réglemens sur les Arts et Métiers de Paris, Rédigés au XIIIe Siècle, et Connu sous le Nom du Livre des Métiers d'Etienne Boileau; Publies pour le Première Fois en Entier d'Après les Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque du Roi et des Archives du Royaume, Avec des Notes et une Introduction par G.-B. Depping. Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Crapelet, 1837. [4] lxxxvj [2] 474 [2]p. 22 x 29. Marbled boards; leather backed; top edge gilt; raised bands (Luxury binding signed by Gardien, 1869). (IG006) € 950,00 / $ 1,450.00
"Collection de Documents Inédits sur l'Histoire de France, publiés par Ordre du Roi et Par les Soins au Ministre de l'Instruction Publique. Première Serie. Histoire Politique".
The first publication of the 1268 Boileau manuscript uniting for the first time the rules & regulations of the ca 120 Paris craft guilds, of which more than 30 concern the textile & related arts. With Depping's important introduction, notes & index. The most important single document on the medieval crafts. [CSROT 1642].

BOYLE, Robert. EXPERIMENTA ET CONSIDERATIONES DE COLORIBVS, Primùm ex occasione, inter alias quasdam Diatribas, ad Amicum Scripta, nunc verò in lucem prodire passa, ceu INITIVM HISTORIAE EXPERIMENTALIS DE COLORIBVS. .... GENEVAE, Apud SAMVELEM DE TOURNES. M.DC.LXXX [1680]. [20] 168 [8]p. 18.5 x 23.5. Boards (Modern). (IG131) € 375,00 / $ 575.00
NB: Lacking 2 leaves from the table of contents, p[17-20], supplied here in photocopy. 1st Edition: London 1664 (BT 0138). Includes 2 title pages. A wide-ranging series of pioneering observations on the nature of light & color, including sections on soap bubbles, glass spheres, organic dyes, etc, with a addendum on a diamond that shines in the dark. The author does not propose a theory of color, but argues that color is the result of the modification of white light caused by the nature of the materials themselves, an idea which was later developed by Newton. Includes a table of contents, p[10-20]; & index, p[169-176]. [CSROT 3400].

CAHIER, Charles; Arthur MARTIN, eds. Mélanges d'Archéologie, d'Histoire et de Littérature. ... Second Volume. Paris: Chez Mme Ve Poussielgue-Rusand, Éditeur, 1851. [4] 265 [1]p + 39pl. 27 x 35.5. Boards. 52 Engraved ill; 23 Monocolor, 16 Color pl. (IG159) € 295,00 / $ 450.00
The 2nd of 4 volumes published 1847-1856 [CSROT 1548], containing texts on medieval metalwork, ivory & manuscripts, with 2 texts on early medieval textiles by C. CAHIER, p[101]-5 & by A. MARTIN, p[233]-63, describing the textiles in the treasuries in Aachen, Ratisbonne, Eichstaedt, Bamberg, Toulouse & Autun, with textiles & details shown on 14 engraved ill & 17 color plates. One of the very first studies on medieval textiles.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA. Dyeing; a disbound article from: The Encyclopaedia Britannica. Volume 6, Part 1. [2nd ed?]. [Dublin 1791?]. Pp[185]-225 [1]. 21 x 26. Paper. (IG232) € 90,00 / $ 135.00
A detailed description of the techniques & practices of dyeing in 18th c England. BT 0348. [CSROT 2710].

FRANCISQUE-MICHEL [= MICHEL, Francisque] (Lyon, 1809 - 1887, Paris). Recherches sur le Commerce, la Fabrication et l'Usage des Étoffes des Soies, d'Or et d'Argent et Autres Tissus Précieux en Occident Principalement en France Pendant le Moyen Age. 2 Vols. Paris: 1852-1854. Vol 1: [4] iv 386 [2]p; v2: [4] 580p. 18.5 x 24.5. Boards; leather; top edge gilt; on "papier verge" (Luxury binding signed by Selz-Niedrér). (Exlibris Docteur Lalou). (IG1663) € 2.000,00 / $ 3,000.00
250 Edition. A comprehensive historical survey & compilation of references concerning all aspects of luxury silk textile production, trade & consumption, especially in France, Europe, & the Islamic & Byzantine middle east, during the middle ages. Due to its scholarship & range of references it is unsurpassed & is still cited, being considered the first scholarly history of decorative fine textiles, & one of the rarest works on the subject. THE AUTHOR was a philologist & Professor of Foreign Literature at the Faculté des Lettres in Bordeaux in the 1840s, & also may have been a publisher. He is the author, editor or translator of ca 100 scholarly works, mostly on medieval & renaissance literature & history. CRESWELL 1242. NUC NM 0544607. [CSROT 718].

FRANCISQUE-MICHEL (= MICHEL, Francisque-Xavier, Lyon 1809 – 1887 Paris). Recherches sur le Commerce, la Fabrication et l'Usage des Étoffes des Soies, d'Or et d'Argent et Autres Tissus Précieux en Occident Principalement en France Pendant le Moyen Age [Paris 1852-1854]. 2 Vols Bound in 1 Vol. Facsimile Reprint Edition. NY; Amsterdam 2001. Vol 1: [8] [4] iv 386p; v2: [4] 580 [4]p. 17.5 x 25. Cloth. (IG1728) € 135,00 / $ 175.00
Facs rep ed; 1st edition: Paris 1852-1854; in 2 Vols. Limited ed of 500. A wide-ranging encyclopedic compilation containing thousands of detailled excerpts and scholarly references to the different types of luxury silk, gold and silver textiles and clothing used by the ruling classes during the middle ages. The descriptions are drawn from published and unpublished sources ranging from the sixth through the nineteenth century, and include excerpts from royal and church inventories, memoirs, literature and poetry, among other sources. Due to its scholarship & range of references it is still unsurpassed and remains an unrivalled source book for the study of the history of medieval fine textiles and clothing in Europe, the Islamic and Christian middle east, and especially, France. The first scholarly history of decorative fine textiles, as well as one of the rarest. THE AUTHOR was a philologist & Professor of Foreign Literature at the Faculté des Lettres in Bordeaux in the 1840s, & also lived in Paris, where he was a publisher in the early 1830s. He is the author, editor or translator of ca 100 scholarly works, mostly on medieval & renaissance literature & history. CRESWELL 1242. NUC NM 0544607. [CSROT 5831].

GARZONI, Thomas. Piazza Universale oder Allgemeiner Schauplatz Marckt und Zusammenkunsst aller Profesessionen, Künste, Geschafften, Händelen und Handwercken .... [Frankfurt am Main: Merians, 1659]. Facsimile Reprint Edition. Nuremberg: Pawlas, 1962. 292p. 18 x 23.5. Cloth Spring Binder; dj. 9 Line ill. (IG2118) € 90,00 / $ 135.00
Facsimile reprint; original 1659. A selection of 33 sections ("discourses"), on the intellectual & academic professions, including publishing, legal, alchemy, occult, etc., drawn from this ground-breaking Italian book (Florence, 1585) describing the work of all the known professions, trades & handicrafts. The 9 illustrations are by Jost Amman.

LACORDAIRE, Adrien Léon. Notice Historique sur les Manufactures Impériales de Tapisseries des Gobelins et de Tapis de la Savonnerie .... Paris 1853. [8] iv [5]-200 [4]p. 14 x 23. Paper. 12 Engraved ill + pl; 1 Floor plan. (IG363) € 65,00 / $ 95.00
A history & catalogue of the French royal tapestry & carpet workshops. The 1st modern catalogue to Gobelins. [CSROT 678].

LE THIEULLIER, Smart; A.L. LECHAUDE-d'ANISY. Description de la Tapisserie Conservée à la Cathédrale de Bayeux. Caen 1824. 80p. 16.5 x 25.5. Paper. (Wrapper worn). (IG374) € 90,00 / $ 135.00
Translation; 1st published in English in: A.C. DUCAREL. Anglo-Norman Antiquities, Considered in a Tour Through Part of Normandy, 1767. Lacking the plates mentioned in the text, which appear not to have been re-published with this French translation. M&W 301. [CSROT 794].

MARPERGER, Paul Jakob. Moscowitischer Kauffmann. Das ist: Ausführliche Beschreibung der Commercien, welche in Moscau und andern Seiner Czaarischen Majestät Bothmässigkeit ....getrieben werden. ... Zum Beschluß aber ein klein Vocabularium oder Rußisches Wörter-Buch mit angehängt wird. Lübeck: Böckmann, 1705. Facsimile Reprint. Leipzig 1976. [8] 158 [10]p. 10.5 x 16.5. Cloth. (IG1917) € 75,00 / $ 110.00
Facsimile Reprint Edition. An early 18th-century practical handbook-guide for (German) merchants doing business in Moscow & Russia, organized in 11 sections, including geographic & historical background; commercial & trade facilities; natural & manufactured products; trade practices; juridical practices & laws; types of currencies; bookkeeping; & a dictionary of words & phrases (p142-52). Concludes with a long subject index, p[159-68]. KRESS S2314.

[MOLÉ, Guillaume-François Roger]. HISTOIRE DES MODES FRANÇAISES, OU RÉVOLUTIONS DU COSTUME EN FRANCE, DEPUIS l'établissement de la Monarchie jusqu'à nos jours. CONTENTANT Tout ce qui concerne la téte des Français, avec des recherches sur l'usage des Chevelures artificielles chez les Anciens. A AMSTERDAM; et se trouve A PARIS, Chez Costard, Libraire, 1773. [4] xxiv 360 [2 (blank)]p. 11 x 17. Full Leather. (Leather worn; interior very clean & fresh) (IG1773) € 595,00 / $ 950.00
Author from HILER 623. COLAS 1449. LIPP Na35. An historical study of the hair styles, including beards, hair culture, hair decoration (hats), etc. used since antiquity in Europe & Asia, & especially the use of artificial hairpieces ("perruques") in France since the middle ages. Includes 20 French 17th-century decrets regulating the use of the "perruques", p311-53. Some footnote references.

MONTAGU, Mary Wortley, Lady. Lettres de Milady Wortlay Montagute, Ecrites pendant ses Voyages en diverses parties du Monde. Traduites de l'Anglois. Nouvelle Edition. A Londres 1783. x 444p. 10 x 17. Full Leather. (IG1223) € 175,00 / $ 250.00
1st English edition: London 1763? A compilation of 53 letters, organized in 3 sections, written by Lady Montagu betweeen 1716 - 1718, many concerning social & cultural life in 18th c Turkey.

NICOLAI, Frédéric (1733 - 1811). Recherches Historiques sur l'Usage des Cheveux Postiches et des Perruques, dans les Temps Anciens et Modernes. A PARIS. Chez Leopold Collin, Libraire, [1809]. [2] 219 [1]p + 2pl. 13 x 20.5. Boards (Original). 1 Engraved ill (On title page); 2 Engraved pl (Both foldout; with 65 ill). (IG2143) € 350,00 / $ 525.00
Translation; original German: Über den Gebrauch der falschen Haare und Perrucken in alten und neuern Zeiten. Berlin; Stettin 1801. A scholarly history of the use of the wig & hair pieces from antiquity through the late 18th century, intended as a critique of human vanity but with many well-researched historical facts supported by detailled footnote references. CONTENTS: Notice sur M. Frédéric Nicolaï, p[3]-12; Recherches ..., p[15]-148; Notes (208), p[149]-213; Explication des figures, p215-9. COLAS 2199. LIPP Na51. HILER 656. - The author was a Berlin bookseller, a childhood friend of Lessing and Mendelsohn, & a member of the Prussian Academy of Science.

PALLISER, Mrs [Fanny] Bury. History of Lace. London 1865. iv 460p + 17pl. 15.5 x 21.5. Cloth (Rebacked with original cover); all edges gilt. 152 Engraved ill; 17 Engraved pl (15 in different monocolor tones; all with tissue guards). (IG465) € 225,00 / $ 350.00
The first edition of the first full-scale history of European lace, 16th - 19th c, based on inventories, wardrobe accounts & public records, organized by country, with sections on Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, England, Scotland & Ireland; ca 165 works shown, including many ill from pattern books & early engravings. Includes extensive footnotes throughout; a bibl of 76 pattern books, 1527 - 1722, p[427]-60. Major seminal work. [CSROT 998].

PALLISER, Mrs. [Fanny] Bury. Histoire de la Dentelle. Paris [1869?]. [2] vi 410p. 16.5 x 24. Cloth; blind-stamped spine; all edges gilt. 157 Engraved ill; 20 Line & Monocolor pl. (IG466) € 225,00 / $ 350.00
Translation; original English: London 1865 [CSROT 998]. The first French edition of the first full-scale history of European lace, 16th - 19th c, based on inventories, wardrobe accounts & public records, organized by country, with sections on Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, England, Scotland & Ireland; ca 175 works shown, including many ill from pattern books & early engravings. Includes a bibl of 69 pattern books, 16th - 17th c, p379-402. Major work.

PANCIROLLI, Guido (1523 - 1599). Rerum Memorabilium sive Deperditarum. PARS PRIOR. Commentarijs illustrata, et locis prope innumeris postremum aucta, Ab HENRICO SALMUTH. Ambergensium Sijndico Emerito. FRANCOFURTI Sumptibus Godefridi Schonwetteri. 1646. [8] 349 [23]; 313 [17]p. 17.5 x 21.5. Full Leather (Decorated gilt spine). Engraved title page. (Cover corners worn; browning). (IG054) € 950,00 / $ 1,450.00
1st edition: 1599 (Kress S316). Also other Latin eds in 1612, 1631 & 1660, & 1715 in English. An encyclopedic account, in 2 books, of the inventions & discoveries since antiquity. Book 1 is on the secrets of the ancients which have since been lost, treats 65 subjects, many of which concern textiles, including "De Purpura", p6-10 (the very first chapter in the book); "De Lino Vivo Aut Asbestino", p16-17; "De Bysso", p17-21; "De Habitus & Vestim. Veterum", p150-9; & "De Habitus Imperatorum", p194-211. Book 2 is on the new --ie post-medieval-- inventions & discoveries, treats 25 subjects, including "De Textis Sericis", on silk, p305-7, with sections on ceramics, alchemy, clockmaking, printing, gunpowder & an important section on the discovery of America. FERGUSON, v1, part 2, p33-4; supp 1. [CSROT 4369].

PANCIROLLI, Guido (1523 - 1599). Rerum Memorabilium sive Deperditarum. PARS PRIOR. Commentarijs illustrata, et locis prope innumeris postremum aucta, Ab HENRICO SALMUTH. Ambergensium Sijndico Emerito. Sumptibus Haeredum Joannis Godefridi Schönwetteri Bibliopol. Francofurtens. M.D.C.LX [1660]. [8] 349 [23]; 313 [19 (2 blank)]p. 17.5 x 21. Engraved title page. Full Morocco with gold-stamped full decorative binding showing birds, faces & lace motifs; all edges gilt. (Exlibris Dukes of Arenberg, with Nordkirchen Castle bookplate; browning; worm holes in the lower margins of the first 11 leaves; traces of the gold-stamping remain on the covers but the stamped impression itself is still quite fresh). (IG055) € 950,00 / $ 1,450.00
1st edition: 1599. Kress S316. An encyclopedic account, in 2 books, of the inventions & discoveries from antiquity through the early 17th c. Book 1 is on the secrets of the ancients which have since been lost, treats 65 subjects, many of which concern textiles, including "De Purpura", p6-10 (the very first chapter in the book); "De Lino Vivo Aut Asbestino", p16-17; "De Bysso", p17-21; "De Habitus & Vestim. Veterum", p150-9; & "De Habitus Imperatorum", p194-211. Book 2 is on the new --ie post-medieval-- inventions & discoveries, treats 25 subjects, including "De Textis Sericis", on silk, p305-7, with sections on ceramics, alchemy, clockmaking, printing, gunpowder, & an important section on the discovery of America. FERGUSON, v1, part 2, p33-4, 58. Kress S1204. [CSROT 4369].

PAULET, Jean. Descriptions des Arts et Métiers Faites ou Approuveés de l'Academie Royale des Sciences de Paris. ... Nouvelle Édition Publiée .... Par J.E. Bertrand. ... Tome IX. Contenant les Six Premières Parties de l'Art du Fabricant d'Étoffes de Soie. Neuchâtel 1779. [4] 577 [1]p + 28pl. 19 x 25. Boards; leather backed; marbled endpapers; red edges. 28 Engraved pl. (Cover & spine slightly worn) (IG1746) € 1.250,00 / $ 1,875.00
1st published in a folio edition, Paris 1773, 1774, 1775. Includes the MACQUER work on silk dyeing which was 1st published in a folio edition Paris 1763. A detailed technical-industrial description covering all aspects of the production of woven silk textiles, divided into 6 sections: Devidage, p164-91; Ourdissage, p192-349; Pliage des chaines, p350-78; Cannettes, Espolins, p379-405; Remisseur ou faiser des lisses, p406-74; & Faiser de peignes, p475-568; with 28 engraved plates with diagrams & illustrations of tools, machinery, techniques etc. Also includes a new edition of P.-J. MACQUER's "Art de la Teinture en Soie," p62-163, with 2pl. (A 7th section, in 3 vols, was only published in the folio edition.) [CSROT 989].

[PORTER, G.R.]. A Treatise on the Origin, Progressive Improvement and Present State of the Silk Manufacture. London 1831. [4p adv] xv [1] 339 [5]p + 1pl. 11 x 18. Cloth (Modern). 39 Woodcuts; 1 Engraved pl (Title page). Cover worn. (IG493) € 175,00 / $ 250.00
"The Cabinet Cyclopaedia. Conducted by the Rev. Dionysius Lardner. ... Useful Arts" 22. An early social history of sericulture, silk spinning & weaving in China, the middle east & Europe, with much detail, especially on silk production & weaving in Europe, 18th - early 19th c. One of the important early silk history. [CSROT 1959].

ROLAND DE LA PLATIÈRE, Jean-Marie, ed. Chanvre et Lin, Culture et Preparation; an extract from: RECUEIL DE PLANCHES DE L'ENCYCLOPEDIE. Tome Sixième. Deuxième Division des Arts & Métiers Mécaniques. [Manufactures d'Etoffes]. A PARIS, chez PANCKOUCKE; A LIEGE, chez PLOMTEUX. M.DCC.LXXXVI [1786]. [2p]; 2pl. 24 x 33. Paper folder; plates untrimmed. 2 Engraved pl. (IG527) € 40,00 / $ 60.00
A visual description of the preparation of flax & hemp. Includes a 2p photocopy of the plate descriptions drawn from the earlier text vol (Encyclopédie Méthodique. Manufactures, Arts et Métiers. P; Liege 1785, p146-7. [CSROT 1008; 1040].

ROLAND DE LA PLATIÈRE, Jean-Marie, ed. Chapelier; an extract from: RECUEIL DE PLANCHES DE L'ENCYCLOPEDIE. Tome Sixième. Deuxième Division des Arts & Métiers Mécaniques. [Manufactures d'Etoffes]. A PARIS, chez PANCKOUCKE; A LIEGE, chez PLOMTEUX. M.DCC.LXXXVI [1786]. [4p]; 3pl. 24 x 33. Paper folder. 3 Engraved pl (All double-page). (IG528) € 40,00 / $ 60.00
A visual description of the steps in the making of hats. Includes a 4p photocopy of the plate description drawn from the earlier text vol (Encyclopédie Méthodique. Manufactures, Arts et Métiers. P; Liege 1785, p168-71. [CSROT 1008; 1040].

ROLAND DE LA PLATIÈRE, Jean-Marie, ed. Corderie; an extract from: RECUEIL DE PLANCHES DE L'ENCYCLOPEDIE. Tome Sixième. Deuxième Division des Arts & Métiers Mécaniques. [Manufactures d'Etoffes]. A PARIS, chez PANCKOUCKE; A LIEGE, chez PLOMTEUX. M.DCC.LXXXVI [1786]. [4p]; 5pl. 24 x 33. Paper folder; plates untrimmed. 5 Engraved pl (All double-page). (IG529) € 40,00 / $ 60.00
A detailed visual description of the steps in the making of rope. Includes a 4p photocopy of the plate descriptions drawn from the earlier text vol (Encyclopédie Méthodique. Manufactures, Arts et Métiers. P; Liege 1785, p210-3. [CSROT 1008; 1040].

ROLAND DE LA PLATIÈRE, Jean-Marie, ed. Passementerie; an extract from: RECUEIL DE PLANCHES DE L'ENCYCLOPEDIE. Tome Sixième. Deuxième Division des Arts & Métiers Mécaniques. [Manufactures d'Etoffes]. A PARIS, chez PANCKOUCKE; A LIEGE, chez PLOMTEUX. M.DCC.LXXXVI [1786]. [8p]; 26pl. 24 x 33. Paper folder; plates untrimmed. 26 Engraved pl (3 double-page). (IG530) € 125,00 / $ 185.00
A detailed visual descriptions of the making of all types of passementries, borders, etc, showing many different types of looms, spinning devices & tools. Includes an 8p photocopy of the plate descriptions drawn from the earlier text vol: Encyclopédie Méthodique. Manufactures, Arts et Métiers. P; Liege 1785, p256-63. [CSROT 1008; 1040].

SAVARY DES BRUSLONS, Jacques (1657 - 1716); Philemon-Louis SAVARY (1654 - 1727). DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL DE COMMERCE: CONTENANT TOUT CE QUI CONCERNE LE COMMERCE QUE SE FAIT DANS LES QUATRE PARTIES DU MONDE ... L'EXPLICATION DE TOUS LES TERMES ... LES POIDS ET MESURES .... LES PRODUCTIONS ... LES ETOFFES, OUVRAGES ET MANUFACTURES D'OR ET D'ARGENT, DE SOYE, Laine, Fil, Coton & leur nom, leurs qualité, leur aunage, avec la description .... DES SIX CORPS DES MARCHANDS ET DES CENT VINGT-QUATRE COMMUNAUTEZ des Arts et Métiers de la Ville de Paris; ... LES FOIRES ... EDITS, DECLARATIONS, ORDONNANCES, ARRESTS ET REGLEMENS donnez en matiere de Commerce .... NOUVELLE EDITION .... [3 Vols]. A PARIS, Chez la Veuve ESTIENNE ET FILS .... M.DCC.XLVIII [1748]. 3 vols (I. A-B; II. C-K; III. L-Z). Vol 1: [10] xxvij [1] 544 [298]p; v2: [6 886p]; v3: [6 658 342p]. 26 x 40. All 3 vols in original full marbled calf with gold-tooled spines, red edges & marbled endpapers; red & black title page. Numerous engraved chapter heads & vignettes throughout. (Slight worming on inside margins on a few pages in v3, some foxing, but a very fine copy both inside & out). (IG059) € 2.500,00 / $ 3,750.00
This new ed follows that of 1741 integrating the 1st 2-volume ed (1723) & its supplement (1730). [CSROT 781].
A monumental work, the very first of its type to appear in Europe, compiling basic facts & figures on a wide range of raw materials, products, craft techniques, guild rules, commercial practices & facts & figures on world trade, especially from the mid-late 17th to early 18th century, with many reprinted documents throughout. Exceptional attention is given to the art & business of the textile & related crafts as they were basic elements in French & world economic, commercial & social life; approximately 20% of the text.
Savary des Bruslons was the "Inspecteur Général des Manufactures" under Louis XIV.

VIOLLET-LE-DUC, Eugène E. Dictionnaire Raisonné du Mobilier Français de l'Époque Carlovingienne à la Renaissance. 6 Vols. Paris 1873-1878. Vol 1: [4] 443 [3]p + 28pl; v2: [4] v [1] [7]-535 [1]p + 28pl; v3: [4] 478 [2]p +19pl; v4: [4] 506 [2]p + 17pl; v5: [4] 498 [2]p + 15pl; v6: [4] 490 [2]p + 10pl. 15.5 x 24. Boards; Gilded leather; handmade marbled boards & endpapers; top edge gilt. A total of ca 2154 Engraved ill; 73 Engraved, 44 Color pl (All tipped-in). (Occasional foxing & humidity stains; Luxury binding). (IG068) € 895,00 / $ 1,350.00
An encyclopedic survey of the decorative & applied arts in all spheres of civil, religious & military life in France, with sections on furniture, domestic objects, music, games, tools, textiles, costume & related clothing accessories, military clothing & arms, middle ages - ca 17th c; over 2000 works shown, including many medieval textiles in color, especially in v3. Vol 3 & v4 is devoted to textiles & costume; & v6 contains a general index. One of the major 19th c reference works on the applied arts. COLAS 3024 (with detailed collation). LIPP Fa36 (with detailed contents). CRESWELL 882. GARB 1619. GLAH P45. [CSROT 1832].

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