Lot 22
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Defer de Maisonneuve, André

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1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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Description

  • Three works printed by him with stipple engravings on copper plates, comprising:
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FLORIAN, Jean-Pierre Claris de. Galatée, roman pastoral; imité de Cervantes... Édition ornée de figures en couleurs, d'après les dessins de M. Monsiau. Paris: Defer de Maisonneuve, 1793, 4to (345 x 255mm.), 4 stipple-engraved plates by Colibert and Cazenave after Monsiau, printed in colours, plates before letters, contemporary red straight-grained half morocco, pattered paper boards, flat spine gilt, uncut, bookplate of Lucien Allienne, joints slightly rubbed, paper covering chipped at foot of lower joint
GESSNER, Salomon. Mort d'Abel, poëme... traduit par Hubert. Édition ornée d'Etampes imprimées en couleur, d'après des dessins de M. Monsiau. Paris: Defer de Maisonneuve, 1793, 4to (321 x 245mm.), frontispiece portrait of Gessner and 5 stipple-engraved plates by Colibert, Casenave and Clement after Monsiau, all printed in colour, state before plate numbers, straight-grained green morocco gilt by Charles de Samblanx in the style of Bozérian, flat spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges
LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Les amours de Psyché et de Cupidon. Édition ornée de figures imprimées en couleurs, d'après les tableaux de M. Schall. Paris: Defer de Maisonneuve, de l'imprimerie de P.Fr. Didot jeune, 1791, 4to (330 x 242mm.), 4 coloured stipple-engraved plates after Schall, final advertisement leaf for Le Paradis Perdu at end, contemporary marbled calf gilt, flat spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges, bookplate of Georg Siemens, paper flaw in T2, binding slightly rubbed and bumped

Literature

Cohen-De Ricci 399, 436, 582

Catalogue Note

Defer de Maisonneuve perfected the technique of stipple engraving on copper plates which had been developed during the later eighteenth century. It enabled printers to create an image with gradual tonal changes and differences in intensity of colour, rather than separate and distinct patches of colour.
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