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MONTFAUCON, Bernard de (1655--1741)
Les monumens de la monarchie Françoise, qui comprennent l'histoire de France, avec les figures de chaque regne que l'injure des tems a epargnées. ... Par le R. P. Dom Bernard de Montfaucon ...
A Paris chez Julien-Michel Gandouin: et Pierre-François Giffart, 1729-1733.
5 vols ; 39.0 cm. (2º)
I: [8], xxxviii, [2], 402, [22] p., engr. port., LX pl. : illus.
II: [4], 342, [32] p., LXIII (i.e. 64, bis pl. 13) pl. : illus.
III: [8], 356, [30] p., LXIX pl. (1 fold.) : illus.
IV: [24], 368, [28] p., LIV [i.e. 59: 1 un-numb., 3 bis pl. VII, bispl. XXVIII) pl. : illus.
V: [6], 434, [24] p., LVIII pl. : illus.

The last major undertaking of Bernard de Montfaucon, better remembered for L'antiquitée expliquée, 15 vols, Paris 1719-1724 (q.v.), is an historical survey of representations of French monarchs and their regalia from the Merovingians to Henry IV Bourbon and significant events from their reigns. Title-pages printed in red and black.

Copy Notes Bought from J. Taylor for £20 on 18 February 1809. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.2.2). Volume I contains a duplicate pl. XXIX.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, blind double-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spines, red morocco spine-labels, green silk bookmarks.

Reference Number 2820


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