Small 8vo, pp. lxviii, , 488; a very good copy in contemporary wrappers, a little worn. Stamp of Donaueschingen library on title and final leaf.
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Explication des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artists vivants exposés au Palais des Champs-Élysées le 15 Juin 1857.
Catalogue for the Salon of 1857.
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