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MONTFAUCON Bernard de – L’Antiquité Expliquée… Habits, Meubles, Vases, Monoyes – 1722


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MONTFAUCON Bernard de – L’Antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures. Tome Troisieme. Les Usages de la vie. Premiere Partie. Les Habits, les Meubles, les Vases, les Monoyes, les Poids, les Mesures, des Grecs, des Romains, & des autres Nations. Par Dom Bernard de Montfaucon Religieux Bénédictin de la Congrégation de S. Maur. Seconde edition, revue et corrigée – 1722. A Paris, chez Florentin Delaulne et al.. Modern mute half leather; folio, 42.3 cm; pp. (2) + 198 + (2); modest binding with stains and abrasions, slight traces of use, some browned pages, some rare small woodworm holes and tear with minimal loss of Latin text on the I3 leave, overall a good copy. Title page r/b with engraved letterpress; text in French on one column and in Latin on two; 121 beautiful copper plates, some with double page. Cornerstone of the publishing production dedicated to antiquities. The complete work features more than 300 intaglio plates. Unfortunately, only the first part of tome three is present here, which focuses on customs, coins, history and archeology