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Fischer, Jacques.
The French Bronze, 1500 to 1800.

New York M. Knoedler & Co.: 1968.

An exhibition catalog which deserves far more attention than it is usually given. It covers a most-neglected area of collecting- French bronze figures of the 17th and 18th centuries, and features a most literate foreword by F.J.B. Watson entitled "A Plea for the Study of French Bronzes". The catalog itself is quite elegant- with its wide margins for the text pages, full-page black & white plates of excellent quality, and overall "feel" it reminds one of the elegant auction catalog of the 1920s and 30s. It comes as no surprise, therefore, to find that it was set in type by the Stinehour Press, printed at the Meriden Gravure Company, and designed by Leonard Baskin.

Softcover. 8.5"x11", 200+ pages, 95 black & white plates. Minor soil, light wear.

Inventory #: 35597
Price: $ 35.00      

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