INCARVILLE (Pierre d'); DENTRECOLLE (François... - Lot 101 - Gros & Delettrez

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INCARVILLE (Pierre d'); DENTRECOLLE (François... - Lot 101 - Gros & Delettrez
INCARVILLE (Pierre d'); DENTRECOLLE (François Xavier); CIBOT (Pierre-Martial). Arts, métiers et cultures de la Chine, représentés dans une suite de gravures exécutées d'après les dessins originaux envoyés de Pékin, accompagnés des explications données par les missionnaires français et étrangers, pensionnés par Louis XIV, Louis XV et Louis XVI. Art du vernis (by P. Dentrecolle) [With]: Papier de bambou (by Dentrecolle and Cibot). Paris, Nepveu, 1814 & 1815. 2 volumes in-18, 84 + 71 p., pl., publisher's boards illustrated with an elephant on the upper cover and a dragon on the lower cover (spines replaced; slight rubbing at corners). Set of two works based on the memoirs of Pierre d'Incarville, François-Xavier d'Entrecolle and Pierre Martial Cibot, three French Jesuit missionaries in China. The first deals with the extraction of varnish from bamboo, while the second details the art of making Chinese paper from bamboo. These volumes are illustrated with 24 engraved and hand-colored plates, showing the stages of each process, from bamboo harvesting and papermaking to shipping. Provenance: Marquis de Fortin (etiquette engraved with the motto Turris Fortissima Virtus ).
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