Paris: E. Menard & Ce, 1893. Softbound. Two Volumes (text) and Atlas Volume of plates. Two physical books, bound in 3/4 red leather with 5 raised bands and gilt devices inm compartments. Book 1: Part 1: xxviii, 252 + pp. Part 2: 271 + pp. Book 2: Atlas Volume: 68 folio plates laid-in loose. VG, with bookplate of Byrdcliife Bookplate in both bound volumes. Some wear to outer hinges of Text volume, and some discoloration to extremities of cover where another book was on top of the text volume for some period of time. Minor dampstaining to cover corners on atlas volume. Item #165542
See condition notes. Folio plates in the atlas volume are printed on brittle paper, and most edges are chipped. Some plates are mounted on boards; all are complete. A rare set of this unprecedented volume of antiquities and Renaissance items. Spitzer was born in Vienna in 1815 and moved to Paris in 1852. He assembled one of the greatest art collections of all time, which was sold after his death. The part of the sale catalogued in these three volumes took over two months to complete. Rarely offered for sale, a unique and unequaled reference. From the onsite library at the Byurdcliffe Art Colony, with their bookplate in both volumes. Preface signed: Edmund Bonnaffé; "La plus grande vente du siècle," v. 1, p. [xxi]-xxviii, signed: Émile Molinier./ "Prix d'adjudication": v. 1, p. 1-12.
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