AUCTION RESULTS FROM AUCTION 348, 13-14 Nov. 2018
THIRY, L. Liure de la conqueste de la toison d'or, par le Prince Iason de Tessalie: faict par figures auec exposition d'icelles. (Text by J. Gohory: Histoire de Iason). Paris, (J. de Mauregard), 1563. (8) pp. (incl. ti.), 26 engr. plates by René Boyvin after Léonard Thiry, (6) pp. 4º-obl. 19th c. clothbacked brds. (Extremities a bit worn/dam., name entries in sanguine pencil on ti-p., margins stained/thumbed in places).
estimate EUR 4.000 EUR 5.500¶ Second state of this extremely rare work, printed in the same year as the first, with separately engraved captions in French underneath the engraved plates. Our copy has 3 extra lvs. at the end with the text of Gohory in Latin (the latin ed. appeared the same year: Historia Jasonis de Colchica). Léonard Thiry's illustrations of the story of Jason and Medea, engraved by René Boyvin, constitute one of the most important suites from the School of Fontainebleau. Many of Thiry's preliminary drawings are preserved at the 'Prentenkabinet' at Leiden University, and from them we can see how Boyviun not only reversed them, but enriched them with depth and their dynamic outer frames. - Mortimer, French 16th c. Books, 520. Not in NCC.
|book tags: thiry conqueste toison|
Next lot - zyl