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WINCKELMANN, Johann Joachim (1717--1768)
[Anmerkungen über die Baukunst der Alten. French. 1783]

Remarques sur l'architecture des anciens, par M. Winckelmann, ...
A Paris, chez Barrois l'aíné, libraire,, 1783.
[4], xvi, 140 p., [1] engr. pl. ; 20.2 cm. (8º)

Written in 1760, augmented and published by the author in 1762 as Anmerkungen über die Baukunst der Alten. Also incorporated as 'Observations sur l'architecture des anciens' in Winckelmann's Histoire de l'art chez les anciens, Paris, 1793, vol. II, p. 517--681 (q.v.), a French translation of the Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums. Brunet attributes the present translation to H.J. Jansen (1741--1812), editor of the 1793 text, but that is largely a revision of the translation of Michel Huber (1727--1804) published with the title Histoire de l'art de l'antiquité, Leipzig, 1781 (q.v.), and Huber may also have been responsible for the present text. The half-title verso advertises other works by Winckelmann published and 'Sous Presse' by Barrois aíné. With a list of errata on p. 140. Printer's statement from colophon: De l'imprimerie de Couturier. BAL Early printed books, no. 3683.

Copy Notes Bound (2) with Pierre Patte Essai sur l'architecture theatrale, Paris, 1782 (q.v.). Inscribed in pencil with numerous marginal markings and occasional notes.

Binding C18th quarter calf, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-labels, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 3618

Additional Names Pompeii (Extinct city) - Description and travel; Huber, Michel (1727--1804)

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