Lot n° 246
1500 - 2500
Dom Michel FELIBIEN
History of the city of Paris,..., reviewed, expanded and updated by D. Guy-Alexis Lobineau.
Paris, Desprez et Desessartz, 1725. 5 volumes in-folio, marbled calf, spine with 6 nerves (contemporary binding).
Barroux, 50 / Brunet, II. 1203 / Cohen, 379 / Reynaud, 172 /// I. (10f.)-CC-675 / II. (1f.)-677 to 1544-LVI / III. CVI (marked CII)-819 / IV. (1f.)-839 / V. (1f.)-948 (marked 944).
ORIGINAL EDITION of this monumental history of Paris by Dom Michel Félibien, Benedictine nun of Saint- Germain-des-Prés, who died before completing his work. This work was continued by Dom Lobineau. Volumes III, IV and V are the supporting documents.
A frontispiece by Hallé engraved by Simonneau, 3 vignettes by Hallé engraved by Cochin and Simonneau, a large folding map of Paris engraved by Coquart after Delahaye and 32 plates, sometimes double-page or folding, representing the main monuments and squares of Paris. Of particular note are the very beautiful views of Paris, drawn by Chaufourier.
Copy containing a cardboard box in volume I on sheet LXXV.
Nice copy despite the restored spine of volume I. A missing cap and snags to 2 others, restorable tears in the folds of 5 plates, including the map of Paris. Stains on a few leaves. Misplaced leaves in volumes I, II and V.
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