Explication des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artists vivants exposés au Palais des Champs-Élysées le 1 Mai 1876.

Paris, Imprimerie National, 1876.

Small 8vo, pp. ciii, [1], 538, [1], a very good copy bound in the original printed publisher’s wrappers.

£75

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Catalogue for the Salon of 1876.

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