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LA CHAU,, Géraud de (b. 1750?)
Description des principales pierres gravées du cabinet de S. A. S. Monseigneur le Duc d'Orléans, ...
A Paris, chez M. l'abbé de La Chau. M. l'abbé Le Blond. Et chez Pissot, libraire,, 1780--84.
2 vols ; 33.0 cm. (2°)
I: [32], 84, 89--256, 261--303, [1] p., engr. frontis., 97 [i.e. 102] pl. : ill. (engr.)
II: [4], v, [3], 96, 101--215, [5] p., 76 [i.e. 84] pl. : ill. (engr.)

Compiled by Géraud de La Chau and Gaspard Michel (called Le Blond) in collaboration with François Arnaud (vol. I) and Henri Coquille-Deslongschamps (vol. II). The work is notable for the many culs-de-lampe designed and engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin who also drew and engraved the gems: see E. Bocher, Les gravures françaises du XVIIIe siècle ... 5e fascic., Paris 1879, nos. 691--935. With five plates of "Médailles Spintriennes" in volume II, of a possible seven. Engraved head- and tail-pieces.

Copy Notes Bought from Jos. Taylor's Architectural Library for 6 guineas, 5 November 1814. (Archive 7A/15/31). Volume I with printed ticket of 'Grégoire, Libraire, Quai Des Augustins, No. 37, A Paris.' on front paste-down.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt roll-tool lily-and-palmette and Greek key borders, gilt-tooled spines, red and green morocco spine-labels, gilt edges.

Reference Number 2560

Additional Names Josiah Taylor's Architectural Library; Orléans, Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d' (1747--1793); Saint-Aubin, Augustin de (1736--1807); Le Blond, Abbé; Michel, Gaspard, called Le Blond (1738--1809); Arnaud, François (1718--1805); Coquille-Deslongchamps, Henri (d.$1808); Louis-Philippe, Duc d'Orleans (d.$1785)

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