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Charles EISEN Nouveau recueil des troupes qui forment la garde et maison du roy

Charles EISEN

Nouveau recueil des troupes qui forment la garde et maison du roy

la veuve de F. Chereau, Paris 1756, In-Folio (33x43,5cm), 15f., relié.


First edition, very rare, illustrated First printing of a title etched by Le Bas and finished with the chisel by Fehrt after Eisen, and 13 military costume boards (11 by Eisen and 2 by De Rue), engraved by de Fehrt, Pitre, Ravenet, La Fosse and Chevillet. Epistle to the engraved king.
Binding ca 1930 made on brochure with blue waiting paper. Half marine chagrin with bands. Back with nerves adorned with nets. Back insolated, partly turning to green. Friction caps, corners and joints. All leaflets have been put on tabs. Copy at all margins, as published. Plate VI with lack in margin. A hole in the top margin of the title sheet. Nice copy.
Each of the planks illustrates a king's guardhouse, with a footnote legend for the history; Gendarmes of the Guard, Light Horses, Grenadiers, Cent-Suisse ... Famous collection whose illustration has been widely circulated.

1 200 €

Réf : 66290

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