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WICAR, Jean-Baptiste Joseph (1762--1834)
Tableaux, statues, bas-reliefs et camées, de la Galerie de Florence, et du Palais Pitti, dessinés par M. Wicar, peintre, et gravés sous la direction de M. Lacombe, peintre; avec les explications, par M. Mongez l'aíné, ... Imprimées sur papier-vélin superfin de Johannot d'Annonay.
A Paris chez Lacombe, peintre, editeur de l'ouvrage. De l'Imprimerie de la Galerie de Florence, 1789. (1792, 1802, 1807).
4 vols ; 58.2 cm. (2°)
I: [102] p., [49] pl.
II: [98] p., [48] pl.
III: [98] p., [48] pl.
IV: [100] p., [56] pl.

Imprint and title vary: volumes II to IV, engraved and published under the direction of the engraver, L.J. Masquelier (instead of Lacombe) and printed by Gillé. The title-pages to volumes II to IV continue: 'Cet Ouvrage a obtenue une Médaille D'Or à l'Exposition de l'an X. Tome Deuxième. (Troisième, Quatrième)' and lack the honorific 'M.' before the names of Wicar, Masquelier and Mongez. The collection was originally published in 48 livraisons, 12 in each volume with a table of contents in volume IV. Two supplementary livraisons are added to this last volume, with a printed slip bound in at the end of volume IV, giving the contents of the 49th and 50th livraisons and correcting errors in the placement of the cameos. The plates in the Soane copy are before letters.

Copy Notes 'Galerie de Florence & du Palais Pitti - 48 Nos. Folio Proofs' is included in a handwritten list of books, mainly French, which is undated but water-marked 1812. The price, added in pencil, is £105.0.0. (Spiers Box. Misc. Booksellers). However, it is not clear that this list refers to books purchased by Soane as many of the works are not preserved in the Soane Museum, and the provenance of others is known from other evidence in Soane's archive. 'Florence Gallery no 49 & 50 - Proofs' purchased from W. Boone for £4 10s. 0d. on 16 March 1822. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.8). With the printed purple binder's label of ? (possibly ending 'ye'), Paris, pasted down on the front pastedown of volume I.

Binding Full C19th marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled white spine-labels, gilt-lettered at base of spine 'Avant la Lettre'. W. Boone was paid 2s. for 'Putting [no 49 & 50] into Tom 4' on 16 March 1822. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.8).

Reference Number 4297


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