La Société des Arts et ses Collections; Avant-propos de M. L. de Candolle, président de la Société .
Genève : "Nos Anciens et leurs Oeuvres", Administrateur: Léon Bovy, architecte, 1910. VIII, 303 p. [In French.]
This book provides a history and description of the collections of the
Société des Arts de Genève, which
was founded in 1776.
The book is a stunning example of the printer's art, with numerous
reproductions of engravings, etchings, drawings, lithographs, paintings,
photographs, and sketches.
The history proper occupies pp.1-110. The description of the collections occupies pp.111-264, and is divided into sections devoted to paintings, precious arts (enamelled items, miniatures, and porcelians), watercolours and drawings, prints, books, sculpture, and medals.
There is on pp.269-293 a detailed index covering personal and institutional names and works. The table of contents is given on pp.295-296. Finally, there is an enumeration of the illustrations on pp.297-303
The copy consulted was kindly loaned by the Library of the University of California at Berkeley (copy located via Univ. Calif. cat.).