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Lot 45 - Alphonse de GISORS (1796-1866)], Recueil de calques de modèles d'architecture, [ca. 1825]. 1 oblong atlas: 74 f. on which are pasted 83 sheets of tracing paper, in which the author has very finely copied engravings selected from contemporary architectural books. Original restored binding. Restored red morocco basane spine titled "Calques - AG", original red boards preserved (wear, marks), edges of boards and corners in green paper refinished. Initials A G for Alphonse de Gisors on the spine, in line with chronological elements (end of the author's studies at the École des Beaux-Arts and publication dates of the copied books), by the presence of numerous models borrowed from his uncle, Guy de Gisors, and by the signature - the only one in this volume -, "de Gisors" in the lower right-hand corner of the tracing dedicated to the church of Saint-Vincent in Mâcon. This extraordinary set is one of the earliest surviving examples of the use of tracing paper, patented in 1809 by the Montgolfier family. Alphonse de Gisors, who was preparing for the Prix de Rome competition at the time, compiled a series of references borrowed from recent publications, including collections by Percier et Fontaine and Krafft, the works of Palladio, Durand's Choix d'édifices public, etc. The set documents the training of the artist in the use of tracing paper. Ref: Jean-Philippe Garric, "La culture italienne d'un élève de Charles Percier. Le recueil de calques d'Alphonse de Gisors dessiné sous la Restauration", in Antonio Brucculeri and Sabine Frommel, Renaissance italienne et architecture au XIXe siècle. Interprétations et restitutions, Rome, Campisano, 2016, p.213-222

Starting price  3800 EUR

Lot 54 - Alexis DONNET, ORGIAZZI, Jacques Auguste KAUFMANN, Architectonographie des théâtres de Paris ou Parallèle historique et critique de ces édifices considérés sous le rapport de l'architecture et de la décoration,; Architectonographie des théâtres de Paris ou parallèle historique et critique de ces édifices considérés sous le rapport de l'architecture, commencé par Alexis Donnet et Orgiazzi et commencé par Jacques Auguste Kaufmann,; [bound in continuation] Tiburce MORISOT, La propriété Première année, Planches, Paris, Didot, 1821 - Mathias, 1837 - 18331 vol. in-8° and in atlas in-folio: viii-376p. Some foxing in the last few leaves of the volume; 2f. (title and table), 1 folding plan, 25pl. 18 pl. num. IX-XXX (two counted double); 2f. (faux-titre and title), 32 pl.Bound in contemporary half calf, smooth muted spine redone for the textOriginal edition of the text of this rare descriptive monograph, which gives a fine overview of the more than 50 theaters that welcomed Parisians on a daily basis. The plates, engraved by Orgiazzi, give a rigorous picture of these theaters' decorations, which are hard to imagine today lit by candlelight. The atlas comes from the second edition, a reimposition of the original. The book alternates between analyses and references to ancient Greek and Roman theaters, and Parisian achievements. Alongside the Odéon and the Salle Favart, we discover the Mont-Parnasse, the Diorama and the Panorama, as well as the Salle du Marché Saint Germain. The map of Paris, with the former division into 12 arrondissements, each with 4 districts, gives, in addition to the usual monuments, the location of each of the theaters, a rare and reliable source.

Starting price  400 EUR

Lot 62 - Armand Rose EMY, L. A. BARRÉ, Traité de l'art de la charpenterie... [plates], Paris, Carilian-Goeury et Anselin, [1837]-1841; [text], Liège, Avanzo, 1841-1842; Traité de l'art de la Charpenterie... More... Eléments de charpenterie métallique, by L.A. Barré [text and atlas], Paris, Dunod, 1873 [and 1870].2 vols. in-4° et 1 atlas in-folio et 1 vol. in 4° et un atlas in-4° pour le supplément: [vol.1] faux-titre, titre, 575 p.; [vol.2false-title, title, 670p.; [atlas] printed title, engraved frontispiece, 157 plates; [supplement text] viii-302p.; [supplement atlas] 2f. (title and table), 28 double plates. Several plates re-embossed [vol.1-2] bound in full contemporary blue percaline. [atlas] bound in green half calf circa 1930. A discreet repair at the top of the spine; [supplement] worn editorial cloth. First edition of the atlas and Belgian pirate edition of the two text volumes, given by d'Avanzo, who also plagiarized the Grand Durand and numerous French architectural works. Complete with supplement published by Dunod. Traité de charpente written by Emy, a colonel in the engineering corps and former Commandant of the École d'artillerie et du génie de Metz. He took part in Napoleon's campaigns and contributed his knowledge in two fields. Firstly, fortification, for use by engineering students, in which he dealt with the sizing of defensive works, taking into account the environment, topography and armament. Then - and this is the subject of this treatise - carpentry and the improvement of long-span structures. A worthy successor to Philibert de l'Orme, his process enabled the construction of buildings with spans of up to 15 meters - an immense innovation. In this respect, he is considered the inventor of glued laminated timber, since while studying the Wiebeking bridge built at Bemberg, Emy evaluated the possibility of introducing albumin glue between thin wooden plates to reinforce the strength of the arches. This remarkably well-documented work follows the entire timber preparation process, from the roughing and trimming of logs to their transport, the erection of scaffolding and, of course, all the construction elements - timber framing and flooring. But it also takes a historical and encyclopedic approach to carpentry, bringing together examples from many different periods and building traditions. Particularly noteworthy is the work illustrating the maintenance of caissons made by sculptors, perched on complex mobile scaffolding.

Starting price  300 EUR

Lot 64 - Antoine Marie PEYRE, Projets d'architecture, Paris, l'auteur, 1812 1 vol. in-folio (510 X 330 mm): 6p. (title and explanation of plates), 13 plates, 8 of which folded. Bound in period half vellum, with a delivery cover cut out and glued to the center of the upper cover. Antoine-Marie Peyre, nephew of Antoine-François and a pupil of Boulée and Regnard, was a government architect and member of the Conseil des bâtiments civils. Like Percier & Fontaine, he was very active during the French Revolution, Empire and Kingdoms, and was responsible for the Théâtre de la Gaîté, the Marché Saint-Martin and the former abattoirs of the City of Paris, as well as the renovation of the Conciergerie. From 1824 to 1827, he restored the interior vaults of the Palais de Justice and the Quai de l'Horloge facade. He was also entrusted with the restoration of the Château de Maison, built by Maulard, and the Château d'Écouen, destined for the establishment of the daughters of the Legion of Honor.The present work describes several of his projects that were never realized: a monument for the Legion d'Honneur, on the site of the new Madeleine church, to be called the Temple de la Gloire, a project that won third prize in the competition opened on this subject by the Institut (1804) but never saw the light of day; an obelisk on the median of the Pont-Neuf, and a mineral water bath on the banks of a river near a major city. A very interesting compendium, in the spirit of Ledoux's treatises and Vaudoyer & Baltard's collections of architectural grand prix.

Starting price  300 EUR

Lot 93 - Jean Charles KRAFFT, Recueil d'architecture civile, contenant les plans, coupes et élévations des châteaux, maisons de campagne, et habitations rurales situées aux environs de Paris et dans les départemens voisins [Paris, Bance, 1806-1812]1 vol. in small folio format: delivery cover printed on blue paper, cut out and reassembled in the format used as title page, 125 plates, including 6 plates from Dubut's collection, 2 large folding plates counting double and plate 8 in duplicate. The plates have been folded and mounted in a register in which the cut pages have been used as tabs. 7 plates come from another copy and bear a stamp. A few minor flaws Bound in contemporary half parchment, smooth spine with gilt fillets, one title-piece An attractive copy of this work, which appeared in installments starting in 1806 and went through several complete editions during the 19th century, so its composite nature is not surprising. A collection of essentially picturesque constructions (factories, country houses, temples, etc.). Krafft's work follows in Le Rouge's footsteps, offering rich European owners (the text is trilingual) models of exemplary achievements. This collection is particularly interesting because it faithfully portrays a number of buildings that have now disappeared, destroyed by man or, in the case of the most fragile, simply by the passage of time. Krafft makes no secret of his borrowings from Le Rouge, particularly for the Désert de Retz. Among the most famous names are Ledoux, Huvé, Chalgrin, Bélanger and Mandar. And among the sites described, there are as many in and around Paris (Château de Ville d'Avray, Madame Elisabeth's estate) as in England and Germany.

Starting price  450 EUR

Lot 100 - Marc Antoine LAUGIER, Essai sur l'architecture; [bound in suite] Félix-François d'ESPIE, Manière de rendre toutes sortes d'édifices incombustibles ou Traité de la construction des voûtes, faites avec des briques et du plâtre, dites voûtes plates et d'un toit de brique, sans charpente appelé comble briqueté, Paris, Duchesne, 1753& Paris, Duchesne, 1754 1 vol. in-12° : xvivp., 1f. (table), 293p. 9f, 2f. folded manuscript reading notes dated 1763; 80p. 2 large folding plates. Bound in full contemporary calf, lower jaw cracked but not detached. The binding features an undoubtedly revolutionary "gumming" of the gilded coat of arms at the foot of the spine, replaced by a piece adorned with a simple fleuron. Rare reunion of two works published a year apart by the same publisher. First edition of Laugier's first treatise, without the plates that only appear in the following edition. Abbé Laugier's work is a classic by this famous French amateur, who along with Blondel was one of the most influential architectural theorists of the Age of Enlightenment. Laugier's Essai, which advocates strict principles for the use of architectural elements, is considered a turning point and an important impetus for the change in taste of the period. The Comte d'Espie's work develops his theory on the construction of Roussillon, Saracen or Catalan-style vaults, enabling the replacement of framed ceilings and roof timbers with fireproof brick and plaster vaults. He used this technique in his private mansion in Toulouse, before it was adopted throughout Europe. Provenance: label on upper flyleaf "du fonds de Mathevon, libraire, quai du Rhône, près le Bon-rencontre, Lyon", stamp "Raymond Nöel" above this label and on both title pages.

Starting price  220 EUR