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FENAILLE (Maurice). Etat General des Tapisseries de la Manufacture des Gobelins depuis son origine jusqu'a nos jours 1600-1900.1923

Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, First edition, 5 vols., folio (390 x 280 mm), [12], 432; [12], 365, [1]; [12], 421, [1]; xii, 466; xii, 386pp., limited edition of 325 numbered sets on papier velin, of which this is, No. 144, decorative titles printed in red and black, extensively illustrated with full-page photogravure plates of the most famous Gobelin tapestries, after Charles Le Brun, Dulin, Christophe, N. Poussin, Noel Coypel, Raphael, Jules Remain, and others, occasional light damp stains to fore-edge of several leaves, bookplates removed from front paste-downs, fine contemporary terracotta brown morocco by Hatchards, covers with central gilt ruled panel containing decorative motifs and title, spines with raised bands and gilt panelled compartments, occasional light scratches and scuffs, all edges gilt, a handsome set. A most extensive and sumptuous publication. This work gives the history and pedigree of all the Tapestries woven in the National Factory of Gobelin. The edition was entirely subscribed by mostly public institutions before it was published and seldom appears in commerce.

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