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(ORNAMENT.) Ranson, Pierre. Bound volume containing plates from 7 works by Ranson. Gathered India proofs inlaid to uniformity. Folio, early straight grain morocco gilt, some wear at extremities, rebacked and retaining the title label and label identifying it as volume 6 of Oeuvres. Paris, probably 1770s
It is uncertain whether these plates have been gathered and bound as part of a larger group by a collector. They appear to be Proofs before Letters, with only the title (or sectional title) identifying the plates following them. Several of the volumes collate as listed in the Berlin catalogue. A list of contents follows - plate counts include the engraved titles in every instance: Livre de Trophées des Arts et Sciences. 13 plates. Nouveau Recueil de jolies Trophées, Cartouches, Fleurs et Fruits. 13 plates. Nouveau livre de trophée a l usage des artists. 6 plates. Livre de differents trophées representant l'Amour des Arts. 4 plates. I.er Cahier de Chiffres. 6 plates. II.er Cahier de Chiffres. 6 plates, including 3 hand-colored. Nouveau Livres de Vases. 12 plates.
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