Prints for Books: Book Illustration in France 1760-1800

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The second half of the eighteenth century in France was one of the great ages of book illustration, which saw the meeting of top-quality engraving, fine printing, and high bibliophily. The chapters of this book explore the interrelationship of these elements. The vogue began with a public demand that new poems, plays, and novels should be illustrated with high-quality prints, and authors had to respond. The profits to be made tempted engravers, draughtsmen, and a new breed of art entrepreneur to undertake projects of their ...

Prints for Books: Book Illustration in France 1760-1800 2004, British Library, London

ISBN-13: 9780712348744

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