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LIVY, (64 or 59 B.C.--A.D. 17)
[Ab urbe condita. French. 1695]
Les decades de Tite-Live, avec les supplemens de I. Freinshemius; nouvellement augmentées d'un abregé chronologique: mises en françois par P. Du-Ryer, de l'Académie françoise. Tome premier (II.- VIII.). ... Suivant la copie imprimée.
A Lyon [i.e. Amsterdam?]: 1695. (1694--1696).
8 vols ; 15.5 cm. (12º)
I: [10], 418 p., engr. t.-pl., [1] pl.
II: 479, [1] p.
III: 400 p.
IV: 411, [1] p.
V: 401, [1] p.
VI: 398 p.
VII: 328 p.
VIII: 422 p.

Du Ryer's translation of Livy first appeared in 1653. Tomes IV and V are dated 1694, tome III is dated 1696. The title-page statement 'Suivant la Copie Imprimée. A Lyon.' is accompanied by a woodcut vignette of an armillary sphere which was extensively in use by the 'Amsterdam' printers. Includes the 'Sommaires complets de Florus'. The engraved additional title-page is by A. Schoonebeck; the portrait of Livy is unsigned.

Copy Notes Imperfect; vol. VIII wanting pages 409--420. Frame ruling in red ink. Inscribed in pencil on second front free-endpaper of vol. I: 8 Vols fine copy 2.4.0. Each volume bears a library shelf-mark on the verso of the first front free-endpaper in the form D64 to D71.

Binding Late C17th green goatskin, gilt French fillet borders with small rose corner tool, embossed with gilt-tooled device reading 'IVIL / LET / 1695' within a decorated shield; gilt-tooled spines with central lozenge and corner-piece ornaments, red morocco spine-labels; red goatskin doublures with gilt dentelle roll-tooled borders facing marbled-paper end-leaves; gilt and marbled fore-edges. The central lozenge tool on the spine and the dentelle roll-tool tool are associated with those used by the "doreur" of the celebrated French binder Luc-Antoine Boyet. See Isabel de Conihout and Pascal Ract-Madoux, Reliures françaises du XVIIe siècle (Paris 2002), who describe a group of bindings in an archaic style at the Musée Condé attributed to the same workshop, including a shield device reading 'IVIL / LET / 1696' (p. 65, fig. 1); lozenge tool and oval device with date 'MAY / 1695' (pp. 70--1); and dentelle roll-tool (pp. 78--81).

Reference Number 3838


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