Paris: De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1734. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (4to). Very good condition. Item #016810
Six volume set, complete. Published over several years, from 1734 to 1742. Original mottled calf bindings rubbed at the extremties, with a few small obvious repairs, remaining intact and attractive. Complete with 267 fold-out engraved plates. A small minority of pages have minor staining to the edge, or have minor foxing. A number of pages in the first few volumes have contemporary notations in a tiny, meticulous and neat hand in the margins. The text is otherwise relatively clean. Previous owner's bookplate neatly on the inside front cover. Vol. I: [iv], 654, [ii] with 50 plates. Vol. II: [iv], xlviii, 514 pages with 40 plates. Vol. III: [iv], xl, 532 pages with 47 plates. Vol. IV: xxxvi, 636 pages with 44 plates. Vol. V: [iv], xliv, 728 pages of text with 38 plates. Vol. VI: [iv], lxxx, 608 pages with 48 plates. First edition.