Almanach iconologique, Année 1769, cinquième suite. Les Muses, Par M. Gravelot. Hubert François GRAVELOT, artist.
Almanach iconologique, Année 1769, cinquième suite. Les Muses, Par M. Gravelot.
Almanach iconologique, Année 1769, cinquième suite. Les Muses, Par M. Gravelot.
Almanach iconologique, Année 1769, cinquième suite. Les Muses, Par M. Gravelot.
Almanach iconologique, Année 1769, cinquième suite. Les Muses, Par M. Gravelot.
Almanach iconologique, Année 1769, cinquième suite. Les Muses, Par M. Gravelot.

Almanach iconologique, Année 1769, cinquième suite. Les Muses, Par M. Gravelot. Paris: chez Lattré Graveur, rue St. Jacques à la ville de Bordeaux, 1769.

24mo (111 x 64 mm). 12, 11, [1 blank] pp. Entirely engraved, text within hatched border colored yellow, hand-colored engraved title and 11 plates, by various engravers after Gravelot, all with contemporary hand-coloring, Uranie plate before lettering. Some light soiling, a few small stains, a corner creased. Publisher’s red morocco, an inset oval painted miniature at center of each cover, glazed in mica(?), within gold-tooled wreath and ribbon cartouches, gold-colored joints (restored), rose tabis silk liners, gilt edges.***

Only Edition, the fifth volume of Gravelot’s 17-year annual “iconographic” almanac, published from 1765 to 1781. This is a luxury copy with the engravings hand-colored and bound in morocco with inset watercolor miniatures, typically the most expensive type of binding offered by almanac publishers. Each year was devoted to a different subject, 1769 being a celebration of the Muses. Cf. Grand-Carteret 379; Cohen-de Ricci 454-5.
Item #2689c

Price: $950.00