Jean-François Saly


1746. Frontispiece and 30 numbered etchings attached to the blank laid-paper sheets of a quarto-sized book (29 x 25.5 cm), recto only.  Bound in grained black morocco by A. Devauchelle, lettered in gilt on a red morocco label on the front cover, with a gilt-stamped vase on the spine and marbled pastedowns.  Etchings printed on laid paper, all signed 'J. Saly Inv. et Sculpt.' with an additional frontispiece lettered with a Latin dedication from Saly to J.-F. de Troy.  29.3 x 21.6 cm.

Complete set of the influential series of neo-classical vase designs by the French sculptor Jacques François Saly (1717-1776) who counted among his patrons Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour and Frederick I of Denmark.