Paris: R. Panzani, nd c. 1900. First edition. Decorated Boards. Folio, portfolio format. Volume 1: interior decorations, 117 plates. Volume 2: interior decorations and furnishings, 57 plates. Volume 3: exteriors, 80 plates. Volume 4: exterior decorations, plates 81-153, minus plates 83 and 88. Volume 5: interior decorations, 58 plates. Volume 6: interior furniture, 98 plates. Text in French. Very good; all cloth ties intact, some minor chipping and closed tears to pages, does not affect plates. Item #19856
A profusely illustrated guide through the 17th and 18th centuries of French architecture, in unusually nice condition for unbound folios. Many examples of grand salons, billiards rooms, drawing rooms, reception halls, bedrooms, toilet rooms, etc. in buildings such as Elysee Palace, Chateau Chantilly, Palace of National Archives, Castle of Rambouillet, Castle of Dampierre, and Castle of Compigne. Exterior photographs include fountains, gates, facades, decorative sculptures, etc. A historically important census of these beautifully detailed buildings.