Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Les Traits de l'Histoire Universelle, Sacrée et Profane. D'apres les plus grands peintres, et les meilleurs écrivains. 4-vol. set (Complete). Abbé Aubert, Le Maire.
Les Traits de l'Histoire Universelle, Sacrée et Profane. D'apres les plus grands peintres, et les meilleurs écrivains. 4-vol. set (Complete)
Les Traits de l'Histoire Universelle, Sacrée et Profane. D'apres les plus grands peintres, et les meilleurs écrivains. 4-vol. set (Complete)
Les Traits de l'Histoire Universelle, Sacrée et Profane. D'apres les plus grands peintres, et les meilleurs écrivains. 4-vol. set (Complete)

Les Traits de l'Histoire Universelle, Sacrée et Profane. D'apres les plus grands peintres, et les meilleurs écrivains. 4-vol. set (Complete)

Paris: Le Bas, 1771. Nouvelle edition. Hardcover. 12mo. [3], 130, 235, 85, 71 leafs. Decorative paper covered boards with Remarkable narrative of Sacred History, illustrated mostly by Le Maire, but also by Masquelier, du Clos, Gauché, and many others. Le Bas published this further edition in 1771 (the original edition was published between 1760 and 1762). These volumes consist of an unascribed bilingual text (Latin and French) to accompany plates illustrating Biblical scenes along with short interspersed series of scenes drawn from Homer and Virgil and a gallery of Muses by way of conclusion, with captions derived from Ausonius; the plates owe much to Goltzius, Diepenbeeck, and Le Temple des Muses, and anticipate some of Le Mire-Basan's "Métamorphoses Gravées" (Paris, 1770). Bindings rubbed along joints and edges. Corners bumped (not affecting pages throughout). Rear cover of second volume glued. In volume 1, the first leaf of Le Maire's dedication to the Duke of Burgundy is missing. Otherwise, this work is complete! Sporadic and very minor age toning throughout. Text in French and Latin. Bindings in overall fair, interior in good to very good condition. g. Item #30605

Price: $1,250.00

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