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LÉPICIÉ, François Bernard (1698--1755)
Vies des premiers-peintres du roi, depuis M. Le Brun, jusqu'a present. ...
A Paris chez Durand. Pissot fils, 1752.
2 vols ; 16.3 cm. (8º)
I: lxxx, 178 p.
II: [6], 143, [7] p.

Anonymous. Dedication signed 'Lépicié'. The author was an engraver who became secretary and historiographer of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, in which capacity he compiled a catalogue of the paintings in the French royal collection and this set of lives of the Premiers Peintres du Roi.

Copy Notes Inscribed in pencil on verso of front free-endpaper to volume I 2 toms: 2s:. Inscribed in ink on title-page to volume II H J(?) Milton/ 6 July 1813 and on front paste-down endpaper Leighss 6, with an ink sketch of a tree (?) partly covered by Soane's bookplate.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spines with sunflower motif, red and black spine-labels.

Reference Number 2645


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