Dialogues sur les Arts, entre un Artiste Ameriquain et un Amateur Francois.

Amsterdam [i.e. Paris], 1756.

12mo, pp. [4], 220; very good copy in contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt flat spine with red morocco label, lower corners a bit bumped, red edges.

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Second edition of this important series of dialogues between a South American (native of Peru) painter and a French amateur and connoisseur on the practice and study of painting, with a special emphasis on the art of the painter Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin (1699-1779). The original edition appeared in 1755. The author was a member of the Montpellier Academy, who wrote on astronomy, harmony and the fine arts.

Barbier I, 952; Cicognara 28; Vinet 4; Schlosser/Magnino, p. 670.

Bound up with: [SORET, J.] Essai sur les Moeurs. Brussels, 1756; pp. [2], 193, [1]. Very good condition. First edition. The author was an avocat of the Paris Parlement.

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