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MILLIN, Aubin-Louis (1759--1818)
[Antiquités nationales. 1790-1799 (folio 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 Marie-François Drouhin, éditeur et propriétaire dudit ouvrage, 1790--An VII [1799].
5 vols ; 36.2 cm. (2°)
I: [2], 35, [1], 13, [1], 172, 69, [1], 82, 8, 8, xx, [1], xxiii-xxiv, [1] p., [53] pl.
II: [2], 3, [1], 4, 79, [1], 18, 35, [1], 23, [1], 28, 23, [1], 8, 8, 6, 46, 16, 8, 26,- 6, xxvi p. [51] pl.
III: [2], 7, [1], 80, 46, 12, 28, 60, 26, 22, 37, [1], 32, 4, 30, 10, xxxiv p., [46] pl.
IV: [2], 24, 10, 94, 10, 18, 22, 14, 16, 20, 48, 20, 7, [1], 28, 20,xxii p., [55] pl.
V: [4], 6, 68, 10, 82, 8, 4, 2, 16, 120, 63, [1], xxxix, [1] p., [44] pl.

Also published by M. Drouhin in a quarto edition (q.v.); BAL2139 suggests that the present folio edition, an almost word-for-word resetting, is later than the quarter, and was likely introduced to satisfy a demand for a more lavish edition of the work. BAL, Early printed books, no. 2139.

Copy Notes Volume I has an unidentified, engraved armorial bookplate of the die-sinker style, per chevron argent and azure with a lion rampant, pasted in on the front paste-down endpaper, and a grey wash drawing of the madonna, probably by a French 18th-century artist, pasted down on the back-endpaper. Each volume has the red printed label of the booksellers, Priestley and Weale pasted in on the front paste-down.

Binding Late C18th/early C19th 'catspaw' mottled calf, gilt-tooled spine with medusa's heads in sun-bursts framed in Greek key, red and black morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 2794


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