Promenade Pittoresque dans Paris.
Large oblong folio (553 x 350 mm). 144 views on 16 ff. Contemp. blue morocco with giltstamped title, cover fillets, and corner fleurons; gilt title to spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
Rare series of 144 splendid lithographed views of Paris and its environs (115 x 60 mm each), including Notre Dame, Hôtel de Ville, Palais Royal, Dôme des Invalides, Cemetiére Pére Lachaise, most scenes charmingly enlivened with figures. Similarly masterful is the treatment of the interiors and views of the principal buildings of chrches of Paris. The lithographs are by Benard and Frey after Jean Baptiste Arnout (1788-1865). "Arnout is best known as a dexterous and prolific lithographer. He was one of the men who founded that art in France and published several series of views of Paris (1820, 1837, 1844)" (cf. Thieme/B.).
Binding shows slight traces of handling; corners somewhat bumped. Occasional foxing. Remains of two bookplates on inside of front cover.
Thieme/Becker II, 146. Nagler I, 167.