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MENESTRIER, Claude François (1631--1705)
Symbolica Dianae Ephesiae statua a Clavdio Menetreio ceimeliothecæ Barberinæ præfecto exposita.
Romae typis Mascardi, 1657.
[4], 1--2, 7--64 p., [22] engr. pl. : engr. illus. ; 23.3 cm. (4°)

Edited by Federico Ubaldini. Text in Latin wth quotations and examples in Greek. With the plates numbered consecutively with the pagination, which omits pp. 3--6. Soane acquired a marble statue of the Ephesian Artemis or Diana at the Bessborough sale, 7 April 1801, for 61 guineas, which is illustrated in Montfaucon's L'antiquité expliquée, 1619 (q.v.). See P. Thornton and H. Dorey, A miscellany of objects from Sir John Soane's Museum (London 1992), fig. 70, p. 71.

Copy Notes Bound (1) with G.P. Bellori's Notæ in nvmismata, 1658 (q.v.). Inscribed in ink on title-page (the head cropped by the binder) Charles Frederick Rome July 1: 1738:. See Ingamells, Dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy, 1701--1800 (1997), pp. 381--2. Possession of this book goes some way to confirm Frederick's petition to the Royal Society in May 1733 'as a Gentleman of great Curiosity' (the certificate was signed by, among others, Smart Lethieullier). See also J. Spier and J. Kagan, 'Sir Charles Frederick and the forgery of ancient coins in eighteenth-century Rome' in Journal of the History of Collections, 12, No. 1, 2000, pp. [35]--90. At his death in 1785, Frederick was 'Father of the House of Commons'.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-rule borders, gilt-tooled spine.

Reference Number 2766


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