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MILLIN,, Aubin-Louis (1759--1818)
[Antiquités nationales. 1790-1799 (quarto edition)]
Antiquités nationales, ou recueil de monumens pour servir à l'histoire générale et particulière de l'empire François, tels que tombeaux, inscriptions, statues, vitraux, fresques, etc.; tirés des abbayes, monastères, châteaux et autres lieux devenus domaines nationaux. Par Aubin-Louis Millin, ...
A Paris, chez M. Drouhin, éditeur et propriétaire dudit ouvrage,, 1790--An VII [1799].
5 vols ; 24.4 cm. (4º)
I: [2], 35, [1], 13, [1], 172, 69, [1], 82, 8, 8, xxiv p., [53] pl.
II: [2], 3, [1], 4, 79, [1], 17, [1], 35, [1], 23, [1], 28, 23, [1], 8 8, 6, 46, 16, 8, 26, -6, xxviii p., [51] pl. (3 fold.)
III: [2], 7, [1], 80, 46, 12, 28 [i.e. 30], 60, 26, 22, 37, [1], 32, 4, 30, 10, xxxiv p., [46] pl. (2 fold.)
IV: [2], 24, 10, 94, 10, 18, 22, 14, 16, 20, 48, 20, 7, [1], 28, 20, xxiv p., [61] pl. (2 fold.)
V: [4], 6, 68, 10, 82, 8, 4, 2, 16, 120, 63, [1], xxix, [1] p., [44] pl. (1 fold.)

The author was one of the most prolific antiquarian writers of his period. This work, describing former ecclesiastical treasures now property of the State, perhaps his greatest single-handed achievement, was issued in parts to subscribers starting in late 1791, at first monthly and later more slowly as Millin's career flourished. A textually identical folio edition was also published (q.v.), possibly to satisfy demand for a more lavish version. BAL Early printed books, no. 2138.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Bought from Priestley and Weale for £7 17s. 6d. on 24 May 1826 (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.9).
Copy 2: Volumes I--III only.

Binding Copy 1: C19th half diced russia, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spines.
Copy 2: C18th tree calf, gilt-ruled spine, gilt-tooled black morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 2795

Additional Names Priestley and Weale

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