HISTOIRE DU LUMINAIRE Henry Rene D'Allemagne 1891 [1st Ed] Fine Binding Lighting$595.00
Histoire du Luminaire
by Henry Rene D'Allemagne
with illustrations by Emile Solvet
An invaluable antique copy. Written in an accurate and captivating chronology from the time of Roman Antiquity up to the nineteenth century, illustrated with splendid black & white drawings and line drawings by Emile Solvet, this is a volume to be treasured not only for its historical worth but also as an erudite scientific history of lighting, of all kinds and for all occasions, in great palaces and modest homes, during a great and lengthy time span which saw spectacular progress and improvement. The many technical and historical details, which include the context at the origin of changes and new discoveries, join the magnificent illustrations in making this exceptionally beautiful book about the history of lighting. 702 pages. 9.75 x 12.75 inches.
FIRST EDITION. Fine leather binding with presumed original vellum illustrated covers. Complete with black & white drawings in line as well as full-color plates. Text in French.
Published by: Alphonse Picard, Paris, 1891.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.
- Volume is in overall very good+ condition with minimal wear.
- Fine binding features professionally reinforced hinges and shoulders, with presumed original paperback vellum covers inside, beautifully illustrated in full color.
- Leather boards feature gilt lines and decoration as well as blind-tooled lines identical on front and back.
- Covers display minor shelfwear, mostly along front edge of back, with some exposed boards at corners.
- Spine features gilt text, lines and decoration, and has five raised bands.
- Spine ends show some mild rubbing to foot.
- Binding is secure.
- Illustration plates are in good condition.
- Interior shows mild marginal toning.
- Owner's mark in pencil on ffep.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Textblock edges have all edges gilt, and display minor scuffing and dust, and some rubbing to lower corner. (See photos)
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
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