LE ROY, JULIEN DAVID. 1728-1803.   Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce. Paris and Amsterdam: H. L. Guerin, L.F. Delatour, Jean-Luc Nyon and Jean Neaulme, 1758.

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LE ROY, JULIEN DAVID. 1728-1803.
Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce. Paris and Amsterdam: H. L. Guerin, L.F. Delatour, Jean-Luc Nyon and Jean Neaulme, 1758.

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LE ROY, JULIEN DAVID. 1728-1803.
Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce. Paris and Amsterdam: H. L. Guerin, L.F. Delatour, Jean-Luc Nyon and Jean Neaulme, 1758.
2 parts in 1 volume. Folio (543 x 387 mm). 60 engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, spine decorated in gilt, in 7 compartments, morocco gilt title label, gilt ruled covers, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Corners bumped, some creasing to first several leaves, slight offsetting from prints.

FIRST EDITION. Heavily illustrated with plates engraved by Le Bas, Littret de Montigny, Neufforge, and Patte after drawings by Le Roy. Some of the plates mounted together are out of sequence, but present. Le Roy's influential work came at the beginning of an upsurge of interest in Classicism and Hellenism in the 18th century. Atabey 709; Berlin Katalog 1888; Blackmer 1009; Cicognara 2705; Millard French 101.
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