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ROGISSART, Alexandre sieur de (fl. 1706)
Les delices de l'Italie, contenant une description exacte du païs, des principales villes, de toutes les antiquitez, & de toutes les raretez qui s'y trouvent. Ouvrage enrichi d'un très-grand nombre de figures en taille-douce. ...

A Paris par la Compagnie des libraires, 1707.
4 vols ; 17.2 cm. (12°)
I: [16], 334, [2] p., add. engr. t.-pl., [2] fold. maps, [38] pl. (19 fold.)
II: [4], 359, [1] p., add. engr. t.-pl., [17] pl. (14 fold.)
III: [4], 302 p., add. engr. t.-pl., [49] pl. (7 fold.)
IV: [4], 266, [30] p., add. engr. t.-pl., [45] pl. (25 fold.)

First published in Leiden in 1706. The privilege names the authors as 'Le sieur de Rogissart & H***' [= Havard]. There are at least two editions of this version with a Paris imprint dated 1707, the one represented here and that held by the BAL, the latter distinguished by the variant spelling of 'tres-grand' without the grave accent on the title-page, and by the presence of the list of booksellers forming the Compagnie des Libraires on the verso of the title-page. For a comparison of these two editions, see BAL Early printed books, no. 2828.

Copy Notes Volume I inscribed in ink on verso of added title-plate 20s/ and John Soane/ 1815.

Binding Early 19th-century catspaw calf, gilt foliate roll-tooled borders, gilt double-rule spine compartments, green morocco gilt-lettered spine-labels. Bound by W. Boone for 13s. on 18 December 1821. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.11).

Reference Number 3198


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