PICART (BERNARD) Le temple des muses orné de LX. tableaux ou sont représéntes les evenemens les plus remarquables de l'antiquité fabuleuse; dessinés & gravés par B. Picart Le Romain... et accompagnés d'explications et de remarques
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PICART (BERNARD) Le temple des muses orné de LX. tableaux ou sont représéntes les evenemens les plus remarquables de l'antiquité fabuleuse; dessinés & gravés par B. Picart Le Romain... et accompagnés d'explications et de remarques, qui découvrent le vrai sens des fables, & le fondement qu'elles on dans l'histoire
Sold for £1,560 (US$ 2,587) inc. premium
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PICART (BERNARD)
Le temple des muses orné de LX. tableaux ou sont représéntes les evenemens les plus remarquables de l'antiquité fabuleuse; dessinés & gravés par B. Picart Le Romain... et accompagnés d'explications et de remarques, qui découvrent le vrai sens des fables, & le fondement qu'elles on dans l'histoire, first edition, half-title, additional engraved architectural title, title printed in red and black with an engraved vignette, 60 engraved plates within wide decorative borders by Picart, all captioned in French, English, German and Dutch, engraved vignette on dedication leaf, contemporary calf, covers with 3-line fillet border, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco lettering label, g.e., rebacked preserving original spine [Cohen-de Ricci 531], folio (470 x 300mm.), Amsterdam, Zacharie Chatelain, 1733

Footnotes

  • Illustrated with Picart's magnificent engravings, each within an ornate border, depicting fables of the ancient world, many from Ovid. The text is by Antoine de La Barre de Beaumarchais.
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