Jean-Baptiste FRESEZ (1800-1867): Album Pittoresque de Grand Duché de Luxembourg dédié à S.A.R. le Prince Henri des Pays-Bas, Luxembourg chez V. Hoffman, Libraire, 1857, Imprimerie de V. Buck
A very rare copy of this album, complete with 30 lithographs based on 30 of Fresez's most detailed drawings, as well as descriptive notes preceding the view.
A major artist of the 19th century in the Grand Duchy, Fresez is credited with rendering highly sensitive views of the country. For this work, he was elected a member of the Société Archéologique du Grand-Duché. This work was reprinted several times, in 1932 and in the 60s and 80s.
Oblong folio (330 x 439 mm). The plates are nicely foxed, but the cards are heavily foxed. The moiré endpapers are blackened at the edges. Bound in half-leather, boards cold-stamped with an arabesque motif and gilt title in the center, spine with 4 raised bands. Binding signed by N. LINDEN, bookbinder in Luxembourg (cold stamp).
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