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Lot 284: [French Architecture] Habitations Modernes

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • [French Architecture] Habitations Modernes
  • [French Architecture] Habitations Modernes
  • [French Architecture] Habitations Modernes
  • [French Architecture] Habitations Modernes
  • [French Architecture] Habitations Modernes
  • [French Architecture] Habitations Modernes
  • [French Architecture] Habitations Modernes
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Description: HABITATIONS MODERNES RECUEILLIES PAR E. VIOLLET-LE-DUC. Paris: Morel et Cie., 1875-1877. Bound into 4 volumes. 17.25" x 12.25". With introductions, tables of plates, and 200 plates (as per list.) Bound by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in red buckram. Covers with fading and general wear. 10 leaves with marginal paper repairs (all text leaves with one exception being a plate which is laid down), a couple of plates with marginal scuffs and one plate with marginal chip (corner), all leaves with the blind-stamp (upper margins) of the MGM Studios Art Department and ink-stamps to half-titles. Some light foxing to roughly half of the plates and a few instances of minor stains. Plates overall Very Good, text leaves Good. *********************************** An impressive collection of architectural plates depicting a combination of floor plans and finished dwellings. This set would have been used by MGM Studios in the design of period movie sets. From a North Hollywood private collection. [Weight 26 lbs.]

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