Titre : L?Antiquite Expliquee et Representee en ...
Éditeur : Florentin Delaulne, La Vueve d?Hilaire Foucault, Michel Cousier, Jean-Geoffroy Nyon, Etienne Ganeau, Nicolas Gosselin, Pierre-Francois Giffart c.1722, Paris
Date d'édition : 1722
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : Second Edition, Original full calf, rebacked expertly saving the original spine. spine with 6 raised bands in 7 compartments, With extensive tooled gilt lettering and design . Title in black and red, pasted and free marbled end papers., Edges are marbledEx Libris J. Durant (c.1811); A.M. Cardif (c. 1879)Bernard de Montfaucon (1655 - 1741) was a French Benedictine monk, a scholar who founded a new discipline, palaeography; he is also regarded to be one of the founders of modern archaeology.After the death of his father, he took the Benedictine habit in 1675, in the monastery of Bream in Toulouse; there he learned several ancient languages: Greek, Hebrew, Chaldean, Syriac, and Coptic.His most important work, L\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures, was published between 1719 and 1724.The first edition was published in 1719 (10 volumes) and the second and revised edition was published in 1722 (10 volumes) in 1724 he published a 5 volume supplement to the work which is not presented in our set. An English translation of this work was published in 1721?25 under the title Antiquity Explained and Represented in Diagrams. The work contains fine copper plate engravings of classical antiquities. It included a depiction of the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Barberini Vase\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", more commonly known as the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Portland Vase\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\". This book is published in English under the title Antiquities. The materials used in this work were taken from the manuscripts deposited in French libraries. It contains many illustrative facsimiles.Montfaucon laid the foundation for the study of Greek manuscripts. Scrivener stated, that his work still maintains a high authority, even \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"after more recent discoveries\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", especially of papyri in Egypt. Present scholars agree that he created a new discipline, palaeography, and presented it in a perfected way. The Bibliographie Universelle?s entry for Montfaucon notes that ?one cannot deny that it has contributed to the spread, particularly in France, of the interest in archaeology, or that he did advance this science among us.? , Size : Folio: (261mm x 390mm), Illustrated with: Vol 1: 2 Frontispieces and 248 plates, Vol 2: 216 plates, Vol3:198 plates, Vol 4: 145 Plates, Vol 5: 204 Plates. A total of 1011 plates:Vol. 2 with 1 foldout plate, vol 3 one of the plates not numbered, vol 4: extra unumbered plate after 7, 36 & 37 are inverted, 78 comes after 80, two plates numbered 94, missing plate 144, vol 5: two plates numbered 46, plate 90 comes after plate 74, plate 107 is misplaced. , Volume : 10 parts in 5 massive vo, References : Graesse (590) (Brunet 28960) A very good to fine set in full contemporary decorative gilt calf.Volume 1 with some water staining, mostly marginal and most of the plates are not affected.Volume 2 with some water staining, mostly marginal and most of the plates and text are clean. Volume 3 is clean and crisp. Volume 4 is clean and crisp.Volume 5 with some water staining, all marginal, most of the plates are clean and crisp. N° de réf. du libraire B4161
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