Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Huvé…La Vente aura lieu les 22, 24 et 25 janvier 1853…. Jean Jacques Marie HUVÉ.

Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Huvé…La Vente aura lieu les 22, 24 et 25 janvier 1853…

2 p.l., 35 pp. 8vo, modern wrappers. Paris: A. Aubry, 1853.

A very rare sale catalogue. Huvé (1783-1852), was a leading architect of his time who was chosen to complete la Madeleine after its original architect, Vignon, died. At the height of his career, Huvé was president of the Société centrale des architectes, professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and a member of the Institut, having replaced Charles Percier. He was closely associated with many aristocratic families in France, including that of Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, an employee at Huvé’s firm. A staunch adherent of the neoclassical style, he designed hospitals, theaters and churches, many of which still exist to this day.

The catalogue of 339 lots describes many of the classic architectural manuals as well as numerous books on the history and architecture of Greece and Rome. There are works on subjects such as hydraulic architecture, construction techniques, the design of monuments and public spaces, and interior decoration.

Fine copy.

❧ N.B.G., Vol. 25, cols. 661-62.

Price: $2,500.00

Item ID: 5937