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DUMONT, Gabriel-Pierre-Martin (ca. 1720--after 1790)
Les vües, plans, coupes et élévations de trois temples antiques qui sont partie des ruines de l'ancienne ville de Pœstum dans la Grande Grece au royaume de Naples.
[Paris], [c. 1770].
11, [1], 18 p., [21] pl. (on 18 leaves; 6 half-page) ; 54.1 cm. (2°)

Issued as suite 2 in Dumont's Recueil de plusieurs parties de l'architecture, 3 tomes, c. 1770 (q.v.). The text of Dumont's free translation of The ruins of Pæstum, 1767 with critical notes, published in 1769 as Les ruines de Paestum (ESTC t101299) is inlaid in the folio sheets. This text was originally intended by Dumont to support his new edition of the Suitte des plans, coupes, profils, elévations géometrales et perspectives de trois temples antiques, tels qu'ils existoient en mil sept cinquante, dans la bourgade de Pæsto ... mésurés et dessinés par J.G. Soufflot ... en 1750 which he first published in 1764. The plates include the engraved title-plate as above, an engraved dedication to the Marquis de Marigny (both containing separate etched head-pieces, not counted in the above collation), and a subsidiary title-plate with the imprint of Dumont and Veuve Chereau repeated from the 1764 Paestum edition. Millard I, pp. 164--165, 170; Berlin Kat. 2416.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the first leaf of letterpress (sig. a1) containing a printed dedication to the Marquis de Marigny. Bound (1), as issued, in vol. II of Dumont's Recueil de plusieurs parties d'architecture. The bottom plate on leaf [15] is annotated in ink Cryptoporticus, Galerie Souterraine et voutée(?) pour prendre le frais.

Binding C18th mottled sheep, blind triple-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine with floral motifs, red and black spine labels, forming tom. II of Dumont's Recueil de plusieurs parties de l'architecture.

Reference Number 4098


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