1852. Item #A6369
Laborde [Leon Emmanuel Simon Joseph], comte de. Notice des Emaux Exposes dans les Galleries du Musee du Louvre [and] Notice des Emaux, Bijoux et Objets Divers, Exposes [etc.]. Paris: Vinchon 1852, 1853. 2 vols., totaling ca. 900p, several examples of artist signatures or marks and some small mounted ills. Fair hardcover: ex-lib. with usual marks. Bindings poor (ask for details). ** Vol. 1 catalogues over 500 enamels in the Louvre. Vol. 2 is an extensive and detailed glossary of hundreds of terms relating to enamels, jewelery, and like arts. Lebord was a Louvre curator. This set belonged to historian and archivist Anatole de Montaiglon. Vol. 2 is interleaved and heavily amended by Montaiglon and supplemented with mounted texts and illustrations from various printed sources. Not a pretty set, and in need of repair or housing, but a unique source of information for the dedicated student of enamels and other small decorative arts. For more details of content and condition, please ask for a PDF description.