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What is this?

First book (dedicated to Lord Middlesex): title page and six plates, dated 1741, of rocaille cartouches; second book (dedicated to the Earl of Holderness): title page and five rocaille motifs, dated 1742; third book (dedicated to the Duke of Rutland): title page and six plates of cartouches, dated 1743; fifth book; title page and fourteen plates (one bound upside down) of furniture, dated 1743; sixth and seventh books: title pages (half-size) and fourteen plates of cartouches, undated; eighth book: title page and six plates of jewelery, dated 1747.

This is a bound volume from France. It is dated 1741–47 and we acquired it in 1962. Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

engravings on white laid paper, bound in half-calf and marbled boards

Its dimensions are

Open: 41.4 x 48.1 x 11.7 cm (16 5/16 x 18 15/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

This object was engraved by François Vivares and created by William Delacour

This and 55 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Bound Volume, "Frontispiece for Book 4, in Eight books of Ornament".

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18735887/ |title=Bound Volume, "Frontispiece for Book 4, in Eight books of Ornament", 1741–47 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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