Author: Androuet du Cerceau, Jacques
Title: Oeuvre de Jacques Androuet du Cerceau. 20 cheminées. Série complête. Héliogravure par Edouard Baldus ; 35 grandes arabesques. Série complête.
Publication: Paris, E. Baldus nd (c.1880s).
Folio. 2 works in 1. Heliogravure title leaf, 20 heliogravure plates ; Heliogravure title leaf, 35 heliogravure plates. Publisher's printed board portfolio, slightly marked, later cloth spine, original cloth ties (1 absent). First title bRowned and some light bRowning elsewhere, 2 small marginal tears but largely clean&fresh.
Good facsimiles of a series of inventive engraved designs for chimneys and floor and ceiling decoration by the 16th century French architect and draughtsman Jacques Androuet du Cerceau. The engravings are reproduced by E. Baldus using the recently developed heliogravure (photogravure) process. The series of arabesque designs are especially uncommon in the original, making this reprint particularly useful.