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PIGANIOL DE LA FORCE, Jean-Aimar (1673--1753)
[Nouvelle description de Versailles. 1764]

Nouvelle description des chasteaux et parcs de Versailles et de Marly: ... Par M. Piganiol de la Force. Neuvieme edition ...
A Paris chez Hochereau, 1764.
2 vols ; 16.7 cm. (12°)
I: [2], xvi, [2], 328 p., [8] fold. pl.
II: [4], 384, 379--381, [5] p., [8] fold. pl.

The ninth edition of a guide book first published in 1702; Soane also owned the third and eighth editions, 1713 and 1751.

Copy Notes Both volumes inscribed in ink on front free-endpapers Fras. Annesley. Annesley, the eldest son of Dr. Martin Annesley, became the first Master of Downing College, Cambridge, and commissioned designs for the college buildings from James Wyatt. He was MP for Reading, 1770 to 1806 and the first hereditary Cottonian family trustee of the British Museum.

Binding C18th mottled calf, gilt-tooled spines, brown morocco spine-labels, marbled edges and endpapers.

Reference Number 3034


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