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Pouget, Jean-Henri-Prosper
DICTIONNAIRE DE CHIFRES ET DE LETTRES ORNEES, A L'USAGE DE TOUS LES ARTISTES, CONTENANT LES VINGT-QUATRE LETTRES DE L'ALPHABET. PARIS: TILLIARD, 1767
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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333
Pouget, Jean-Henri-Prosper
DICTIONNAIRE DE CHIFRES ET DE LETTRES ORNEES, A L'USAGE DE TOUS LES ARTISTES, CONTENANT LES VINGT-QUATRE LETTRES DE L'ALPHABET. PARIS: TILLIARD, 1767
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Pouget, Jean-Henri-Prosper
DICTIONNAIRE DE CHIFRES ET DE LETTRES ORNEES, A L'USAGE DE TOUS LES ARTISTES, CONTENANT LES VINGT-QUATRE LETTRES DE L'ALPHABET. PARIS: TILLIARD, 1767
Small 4to (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.; 248 x 184 mm). Half-title, double-page letterpress table, engraved frontispiece, engraved dedication, 9 engraved plates of script and 240 engraved plates of ornamental letters and cyphers (13 hand colored). Late 19th century green crushed morocco, bound by Lortic Frères, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.
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Provenance

Baron Raimondo Franchetti (1889-1935, morocco book label)

Literature

BMC 20:790.13; Brunet V:p.848; Bonacini 1466; Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 5322.

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION OF THIS MONUMENTAL WORK ON ORNAMENTAL CYPHERS, MONOGRAMS AND ALPHABETS, BY A NOTED FRENCH JEWELER AND DECORATOR.

Rare, with only a single example appearing in the auction records in the last quarter century.

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