Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. Première édition. Reliure part maroquin avec lettrage doré et part papier marbré. Impression sur deux colonnes avec des centaines de monogrammes. Quelques rousseurs. Un dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations - un répertoire des estampes dont les auteurs ne sont connus que par des marques figurées - un dictionnaire des monogrammes des graveurs - une table des peintres, sculpteurs, architectes et dessinateurs - une table méthodique des estampes décrites. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. A complete set, being four volumes in three. NOT ex-library. Published serially. May have been originally issued in 17 parts or fascicles between 1850 and 1889. Fasc, 1-9: Paris, P. Jannet, 1850-1858; fasc. 10-17: Paris, F. Vieweg et E?mile Bouillon, 1887-89 [?]. Vol. I is A - Ch., Vol. II is Ch. - Me., Vol. III is Me. - S, Vol. IV is T - Z. Approximately 9.25 x 6.25 inches. Printed in France at Imprimerie Guiraudet et Jouaust and at Imprimerie Protat Frères. Bound in quarter brown morocco, with handsome marbled paper boards, the paper in tones of brown, bronze and deep red. Also with marbled paper to the pastedowns and FEPs. Hubbed spines, with gilt-stamped lettering. Bindings generally unsoiled and quite attractive, and the morocco with a lovely hand. Boards lightly rubbed. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails. Corners fairly sharp but all somewhat abraded. Strong hinges. Text blocks firmly bound in. T.E.G. With fore edges and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. With 639, 640, 625 and 271 numbered pages. Illustrated with hundreds of artist markings, signage and initials. With blue-green satin ribbon page markers. No inscriptions, labels, underlining or highlighting observed. But note there is scattered light foxing/toning throughout. With the handsome bookplate of Hamilton Fish Webster to the front pastedown of each volume. Else a clean and presentable set of volumes and a handsome addition to any library shelf on art reference works, especially regarding relief, intaglio and lithography prints, chiefly by European artists. An interesting association copy. "Hamilton Fish Webster [1861-1939], born in New York City, was the only child of Sidney Webster and Sarah Morris Fish, daughter of Hamilton Fish, prominent New York statesman and Cabinet member. Hamilton Webster graduated from Columbia in 1883 and in 1891 married Lina Post. After spending many summers in Newport, he became a legal resident in 1901, living at "Pen Craig" (since demolished). Long active in Newport civic affairs, he was a stockholder of the Newport Casino, one of the founders of the Seaman's Church Institute, and one of the directors of the Redwood Library for many years."