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Photo of Identifying Marble. by DUBARRY DE LASSALE, Jacques.

DUBARRY DE LASSALE, Jacques.

Identifying Marble.

Éditions H. Vial,

£300

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4to. (352 x 250 mm.), Red cloth, photo-illustrated dust jacket; pp. 303, 1, illustrated with 164 high quality photograph plates of marble samples, b/w photo illustrations within the text; a mint copy.

First edition. Includes useful chapters on the formation of marble, the history of its extraction and transportation, its use by cabinet- and wood-workers, and contemporary extraction techniques. The main body of the volume divides the marbles into colour groups: reds, yellows,violets, greens, whites, polychromes and blacks. Each sample is accompanied by petrographical details, the location of the quarry and a bibliography.

Stock number: 1045