First edition. Very rare, large paper folio, leaf-size 465x297mm. , XXI, , 97,  pages plus LXX  full-page copper plates engraved by Bernard Picart. Two title-pages (Latin and French) printed in red and black with decorative vignettes. Contemporary dark-brown quarter calf binding, recently re-backed, with burgundy lettering piece and gilt outilined compartments. Mottled paper sides. Pages uncut. Attractive marbled end-papers. Presentation inscription, 'A. Monsieur Anthime Menard avocat | Souvenir d'amitie | Aug. Gautier'. Ornate head-pieces and initial capitals. Minimal tanning to a few pages. An exceptional crisp, clean and tight copy. (Additional information and photographs available on request.). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Gemmae Antiquae Caelatae, Scalptorum ...
Publisher: A Amsterdam, Chez Bernard Picart, le Romain, Graveur & Marchand d'Etampes, sur le Cingel a l'Etoile., ,
Publication Date: 1724
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