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June 0813, 2019
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LOT 497

Lot 497

Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)

Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)
Lot 497 Details
Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)


folio, first edition, 109 engraved plates, including some large folded and tipped in, large map, in red calf boards with marble end papers
19.75 x 12.25 in — 50.2 x 31.1 cm

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $480
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)
  • Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)
  • Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)
  • Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)
  • Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)

The current lot is the plate only volume of Denon's highly important two volume set, widely considered to be the foundation of modern Egyptology.


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LOT 497

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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