Michael Jubinal. La Armeria Real Ou Collection Des Principales Pieces du Musée D'Artillerie De Madrid. Paris, [1837]-1861.

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    Michael Louis Achille Jubinal. La Armeria Real Ou Collection Des Principales Pieces du Musée D'Artillerie De Madrid. Paris: Au Bureau Des Anciennes Tapisseries Historiées & Chez Didron, [1837]-1861.

    Three volumes in one large folio. [6], 39, [1]; [4], 45, [1]; [4], 46, [2] pages. Three lithographed title pages [printed by Lemercier], one hundred twenty five full-page plates (three of which are hand colored in volume three), and numerous text engravings. The plates are by Gaspari Sensi; the frontispieces, ornamental letters, and text cuts are by Victor Sansonetti and engraved by Faxardo. All pages and plates are on tabs. Contemporary red morocco-backed marbled boards, spine banded, title gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed and scratched, surface leather loss, corners worn with minor loss to boards, small tear at foot of spine; hinges cracking, cellophane tape and small paper lifts on front pastedown, occasional smudges and soiling, few small corner bends; discoloration in inner margin of the second volume's last page; volume three has foxing and some browned pages; otherwise in very good condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    Complete set of this famous work on the armor and vestments of the Musée D'Artillerie De Madrid. Jubinal (1810-75) also authored important works on tapestries, manuscripts, medieval literature, etc. This work was originally issued in parts (see Colas) and is hard to find complete with the supplement.


    Hiler 487. Colas 1574. Lipperheide 2410. Vinet 2061. U. Cat. Art 962.

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