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Lot 269: LE BRUN, CHARLES. A Series of Lithographic Drawings Illustrative of the Relation Between the Human Physiognomy

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: LE BRUN, CHARLES. A Series of Lithographic Drawings Illustrative of the Relation Between the Human Physiognomy and that of the Brute Creation. Lithographed portrait frontispiece of Le Brun, title-page, 35 (of 37) lithographed plates, extra suite of 8 Georgian stipple-engraved female heads inserted at rear. 1/4 red morocco backed publisher''s boards, disbound, heavily worn; foxed, stained, several plates with small tears, sold as is. London, 1827

Notes: Lithographs of Le Brun''s unusual and often uncanny seventeenth-century zoomorphic comparisons between the facial features of humans and beasts.

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