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Les Plus Beaux Monuments de Rome Ancienne ou, Recueïl des Plus Beaux Morceaux de l'Antiquité Romaine Qui Existent Encore. Dessinés par Monsieur Barbault Peintre Ancien Pensionnaire du Roy a Rome, et Gravés en 128 Planches avec Leur Explication

Les Plus Beaux Monuments de Rome Ancienne ou, Recueïl des Plus Beaux Morceaux de l'Antiquité Romaine Qui Existent Encore. Dessinés par Monsieur Barbault Peintre Ancien Pensionnaire du Roy a Rome, et Gravés en 128 Planches avec Leur Explication

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Les Plus Beaux Monuments de Rome Ancienne ou, Recueïl des Plus Beaux Morceaux de l'Antiquité Romaine Qui Existent Encore. Dessinés par Monsieur Barbault Peintre Ancien Pensionnaire du Roy a Rome, et Gravés en 128 Planches avec Leur Explication

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VIII, 90 pp. text concerning the ruins, monuments, reliefs and sculptures of ancient Rome, including 128 engravings, several depicting architectural plans, on 73 numbered plates executed by Dominico Montagu after drawings by Barbault, a former student and later rival of Piranesi. Some extremely minor scattered soiling or toning. Large folio. Full-leather, marbled, hand-tooled and gilt binding; spine with six raised bands. Some old worm damage along spine, minor rubbing and abrasions, especially to extremities, some slight leather loss to corners. Rome (Bouchard & Gravier) 1761. Rossetti 750; Borroni 8193; Cicognara 3592; Olschki 16398. An excellent copy of this scarce and important work on ancient world art and architecture, depicting the highlights of ancient Roman architecture.

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Les Plus Beaux Monuments de Rome Ancienne ou, Recueïl des Plus Beaux Morceaux de l'Antiquité Romaine Qui Existent Encore. Dessinés par Monsieur Barbault Peintre Ancien Pensionnaire du Roy a Rome, et Gravés en 128 Planches avec Leur Explication
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Bernett Rare Books specializes in rare and out-of-print scholarly books and primary source material on the History of Art and Architecture from antiquity to the present. We specialize in the fine and decorative arts, architecture, the avant-gardes, graphic design and typography, social history, serials, print portfolios, photographic albums, maps, guides, trade catalogs, architectural archives, and other materials. Since 1944 we have been helping institutional libraries and individuals build their collections.

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Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
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Folio
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Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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