1719 Original Huge Folio Ancient Egyptian Sculpture Handcol Engraving
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1719 Original Huge Folio Ancient Egyptian Sculpture Handcol Engraving:
1719 Original HUGE FOLIO ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SCULPTURE handcol engraving Description Fine HUGE FOLIO hand colored engraving Paris ca 1719 Leaf ca 44 x 51 cm Issued for: L' antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures / Antiquitas explenatiore et schematibus illustrata... This was a LANDMARK work on classical archaeology. This work can well be called a foundation stone of scientific archaeology" (Printing and the Mind of Man 175). In preparing L'Antiquité… de Montfaucon received contributions and assistance from many of the greatest European collections of antiquities of the period. THIS SUPERB PLATE IS FROM THE HUGE FIRST EDITION which - despite its enormous size and expense - sold out in two months. Some fingering and minor age toning. Please view images carefully.
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Having studied at Oxford University in the early 1980s I was lucky enough to learn about the rare book trade by scuttling around the markets and sale houses of London at a time when it was still quite possible to discover "that find". Similarly I was able to hone my specialist interests in early photography, the history of science and Helvetica, something that I hope is still reflected in the items I offer.
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