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Monographie du Chateau d'Anet. Construit par Philibert de l’Orme en MDXLVIII Dessinée, Gravée et Accompagnée d'un Texte Historique & Descriptif ... .

Paris, Chez L'Auteur,

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Large folio. Bound in late nineteenth, or early twentieth century half dark green morocco over marbled boards, t.e.g.;[8], 44, [8] p., 21, 19, 13 [i.e. 12]pp., 5 plates, illustrated throughout the text; the binding a little rubbed at the extremities, occasional light marginal spotting, otherwise a bright copy.

Provenance: Charles B[ain]. Hoyt (1889-1949), with his neat gilt-lettered leather ex-libris label to the front pastedown. Hoyt was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was the son of Col. James J. Hoyt, a Union Army officer of the Civil War and a descendant of Jonathan Edwards, the theologian who played a part in the founding of Princeton University.

Hoyt travelled extensively in many parts of the world, particularly in the Orient. He devoted himself to collecting Chinese pottery and porcelain pieces, mostly of the T’ang and Sung dynasties.

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts holds the bulk of his collection. The Hoyt collection includes Chinese and Korean ceramics, Chinese sculpture, bronzes, paintings, and prints. Hoyt sold his earlier collection of Japanese prints at Walpole Galleries, New York in 1920.

Stock number: 1432