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BANIER, Antoine (1673--1741)
La mythologie et les fables expliquées par l'histoire. Par M. l'abbé Banier, ... Nouvelle édition. Tome premier (- huitieme).
A Paris chez Briasson, libraite [sic], 1764.
8 vols ; 16.5 cm. (12º)
I: xxiv, 567, [1] p.
II: viii, 443, [5] p.
III: viii, 471, [1] p.
IV: [2], v, [1], 503, [1] p.
V: viii, 581, [1] p.
VI: [8], 472 p., [2] fold. letterpress tables
VIII: [8], 476 p.
VIII: [8], 367, [1] p.

The abbé Banier's popular euhemeristic explication of myths as having arisen gradually from accounts of historical personages and events was originally published in 3 volumes quarto in 1738--1740, and translated into English in 1739--1740. The designation 'Libraire' is given as 'Libraite' in the imprint of volumes I and V.

Copy Notes Vol. I inscribed in red pencil at foot of front free-endpaper £1/1-0.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spines with pomegranate ornaments, red and green morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 655


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