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155
[Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de] 
THE SAINT-MÉMIN COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS, CONSISTING OF SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY MEDALLION PORTRAITS; PRINCIPALLY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS, PHOTOGRAPHED BY J. GURNEY AND SON, OF NEW YORK, FROM PROOF IMPRESSIONS OF THE ORIGINAL COPPER-PLATES ... TO WHICH ARE ADDED A MEMOIR OF M. DE SAINT-MÉMIN, AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE PERSONS WHOSE PORTRAITS CONSTITUTE THE COLLECTION. NEW YORK: ELIAS DEXTER, 1862
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT
155
[Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de] 
THE SAINT-MÉMIN COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS, CONSISTING OF SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY MEDALLION PORTRAITS; PRINCIPALLY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS, PHOTOGRAPHED BY J. GURNEY AND SON, OF NEW YORK, FROM PROOF IMPRESSIONS OF THE ORIGINAL COPPER-PLATES ... TO WHICH ARE ADDED A MEMOIR OF M. DE SAINT-MÉMIN, AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE PERSONS WHOSE PORTRAITS CONSTITUTE THE COLLECTION. NEW YORK: ELIAS DEXTER, 1862
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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[Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de] 
THE SAINT-MÉMIN COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS, CONSISTING OF SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY MEDALLION PORTRAITS; PRINCIPALLY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS, PHOTOGRAPHED BY J. GURNEY AND SON, OF NEW YORK, FROM PROOF IMPRESSIONS OF THE ORIGINAL COPPER-PLATES ... TO WHICH ARE ADDED A MEMOIR OF M. DE SAINT-MÉMIN, AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE PERSONS WHOSE PORTRAITS CONSTITUTE THE COLLECTION. NEW YORK: ELIAS DEXTER, 1862
viii, 104pp. ILLUSTRATION: 63 photographic plates.

Small folio (15 x 11 1/2 in.; 381 x 292 mm). BINDING: Period green morocco, covers elaborately panelled in gilt and blind, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, yellow endpapers, gilt edges.  PROVENANCE: W. F. Bartlett (signature on title)

Minor dampstaining and foxing, minor fading to three plates. Upper joint of binding just splitting but holding.


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Literature

Miles, Saint-Mémin 212; Howes F107, "b"; Sabin 75444

Catalogue Note

From an edition limited to 100 copies, this collection represents one of the greatest archives of St.-Mémin images available.

"This book has become the major source of information on St.-Mémin and his work. It is equally significant as one of the earliest volumes to have all illustrations done with original photographs: each copy of the book contains a full set of handmade photographic prints" (Miles).

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York