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ESTÈVE, Pierre (b. ca. 1720)
L'esprit des beaux arts. ...

A Paris chez C.J. Baptiste Bauche fils, libraire, 1753.
2 vols ; 15.4 cm. (8º)
I: [4], 252, [4] p.
II: [4], 231, [8], 17 p.

This work, an 'Histoire raisonnée du Goût', was published anonymously by the little known author, Pierre Estève, in the same year as Laugier's Essai sur l'architecture and shared some of Laugier's ideas. See W. Herrmann, Laugier and eighteenth-century French theory, 1985.

Copy Notes The verso of the title-pages bear the ex libris stamp of J. B. P. H. Caque, surgeon, dated 1775.

Binding C18th red morocco, gilt triple-rule borders with small gilt-tooled lily corner motifs, gilt-tooled spines with green labels, gilt edges.

Reference Number 2205


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