De Bello Trojano

De Bello Trojano

£350
Author

Dictys Cretensis et Dares Phrygius

Publisher

Georgium Gallet

Reference

918

[118], 316, [8], 88, [60], 246pp, [10]. Full later (c. 1815) morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, authors and title in gilt to second panel, panels with triple fillet frame, covers with triple fillet border, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, shell patterned marbled endpapers.

Ex-library copy with ink stamp to title, but no other signs. Rubbed to extremities, front joint split but holding well, internally some light browning throughout, occasional chipping to fore-edges, H6 with an old repair to fore-edge, Xx3 and 4 torn to bottom margin. With engraved frontispiece and six plates, title in red and black, red ruled throughout.

Binding is by Antoine Chaumont, with his ticket to reverse of front marbled endpaper (at the Foin St. Jacques 18 address), described by Ramsden as "one of the most important of the 1800-1820 binders" (See Ramsden, French Bookbinders pp52/53).

Schweiger I:332

Size

8vo

Condition

Good

Binding

Full Morocco

Book Type

Ex-Library

Publish Place

Amstelaedami (Amsterdam)

Publish Year

1702

Edition

First Thus

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