Gemmae Antiquae Caelatae, Scalptorum Nominibus Insignitae. Ad ipsas gemmas, aut earum ectypos delineatae & aeri incusae, per Bernardum Picart., Ex Praecipuis Europae Museis selegit & commentariis illustravit Philippus de Stosch Polon. Regis & Sax. Electoris Consiliarius. A D Imp. Caes. Carolums Sxtum P.F.A.C.H.R. Gallice` reddidit H.P. de Limiers. | Pierres antiques grave es sur lesquelles les graveurs ont mis leurs noms, dessine es et grave es en cuivre par Bernard Picart, et explique es ; traduites en Franc ais par M. de Limiers.

Stosch, M. Philippe de, and Picart, Bernard.

Published by A Amsterdam, Chez Bernard Picart, le Romain, Graveur & Marchand d'Etampes, sur le Cingel a l'Etoile., ,, 1724
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First edition. Very rare, large paper folio, leaf-size 465x297mm. [6], XXI, [1], 97, [1] pages plus LXX [70] 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 #

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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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