La vie et l’oeuvre de Houdon
/ Préface par Camille Mauclair. Paris : A. Camoin, . Edition limited to 600 numbered copies (this being no. 525), one of 550 on vélin de Rives printed by Paul Léon. Two volumes, large thick quarto (330 x 250 mm), publisher’s decorated card covers in Parisian bookseller G. Privat’s glassine wrappers; pp 246, 310, volume 1 with an original copper-engraved frontispiece portrait of Houdon by Achille Ouvré; a total of 107 heliogravure plates of Houdon’s sculptures, all with tissue guards intact, and 5 ornamental tailpieces; top- and fore-edges with spotting, but a very fine set.
A superbly produced and richly illustrated monograph on the French neoclassical sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), renowned for his portrait busts of famous figures of the Enlightenment and the American Revolution.