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PERSEPOLIS ILLUSTRATA ...
Persepolis illustrata: or the ancient and royal palace of Persepolis in Persia, destroyed by Alexander the Great, about two thousand years ago; with particular remarks concerning that palace, and an account of the ancient authors, who have wrote thereupon. Illustrated and described, in twenty one copper-plates.
London: printed for S. Harding, 1739.
[2] p., 8, XIII engr. pl. (3 fold., 6 double page) ; 37.1 cm. (2°)

Anonymous; apparently the only edition. In the present copy, unlike those described in BAL and ESTC, the 8 numbered pages of engraved text are printed on the recto of 8 leaves rather than the recto and verso of four leaves. ESTC t114392; BAL, Early printed books, no. 2505.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front paste-down TB. A292 and in pencil 1/11/6/ 1808; inscribed in ink on Soane's bookplate much damaged by Damp./ previous to 1837./ GB. [i.e. George Bailey]. Inscribed in pencil on title-page (with reference to the plates) most of which appear to be copied from those in 'Voyages de Corneille Le Brun', published 1718. in/ 2 Vols. Folio. (See Vol. 2) (q.v.). Bound with [4] extraneous plates (3 double-page, 1 fold.) of the royal palace at Ispahan, 3 of which are engraved by J. Kip, and [1] half plate of the Babarouk bridge in the suburbs of Ispahan.

Binding C18th quarter sheep, marbled-paper boards (paper pasted on in strips), corners reinforced in sheep.

Reference Number 3005


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