Paris: Daumont, circa 1770. 6 parts in one volume, folio (458 x 305 mm). 30 engraved plates including 6 titles and 12 engraved plates by Voisord after Delafosse of trophies from various other countries; 10 engraved plates after Delafosse of mantelpieces laid in. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. Some wear at extremities. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Item #401711
FIRST EDITION. "After commencing a career as a sculptor, Delafosse established himself as a prominent architect, designer, and engraver to become one of the originators of the heavy, architectonic, classicizing ornament of the Louis XVI style" (Millard). In six parts each with 5 plates: 1) Attributs d'Eglise; 2) Attributs de Guerre; 3) Attributs Militaires; 4) Attibuts Pastorals; 5) Chasse et Peche; 6) Attributs d'Amour et de Musique. At end are 12 additional engraved plates of trophies from various countries, and 10 mantelpiece designs from Delafosse’s Iconologie laid-in. See Millard/French 58.