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Monday, October 13, 2014

For Sale: L'ART DU MENUISIER


I'm selling my set of L'art Du Menuisier. I bought this set three years ago directly from Jacques Laget, the son of Leonce Laget who published this version in 1976 in Paris. Jacques was kind enough to sign the inside cover of Vol. 1-2. There have been other versions of Roubo's original work published over the years, but they are mostly excerpts. This is the only version that's arranged like the first edition. If you want to read Roubo as it was originally published without spending $10k on a first edition, this is the only way to do it. This edition contains the extremely fascinating fold out plates, which no other version contains, again, other than the first edition.

The books are in excellent condition. There is some musty smell to some of the pages. The binding are all intact and strong. The slipcovers have a bit of creasing on the corners, and just a couple very small tears. I've stored the books flat.

If you're interested in the set, drop me an email at jameel at benchcrafted dot com.




3 comments:

  1. Please tell us more about that sweet pollisoir!

    Dan

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    1. Got it from Don Williams when I saw him recently. It's a new style they are producing at the Barn on White Run (donsbarn.com) That's about all the info I've got at the moment. I'd drop him a line.

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  2. Jameel,
    Thanks for the post! Made my afternoon.
    Fr John
    Chicago

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