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Medailles sur les principaux evenements du regne entier de Louis le Grand, avec des explications historiques.
A Paris de l'imprimerie Royale, 1723.
[1], 318, [6] leaves of letterpress in engr. borders, engr. frontis. : engr. illus. ; 44.0 cm. (2°)

First published in 1702. Without the preface by P. Tallemant suppressed shortly after the original publication for the Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres but ordinarily contained in the edition of 1723 (COPAC). Text by F. Charpentier, P. Tallemant, J. Racine, N. Boileau-Despréaux, J. de Tourreil, E. Renaudot, A. Dacier, E. Pavillon and J.P. Bignon; engraved by G. Edelinck, Simonneau, Audran, and B. Picard. Edited by C. Gros de Boze. With a colophon reading 'Par les soins de Rigaud, Directeur de l'Imprimerie Royale'. The frontispiece was designed by Antoine Coypel (1661--1722) and engraved by Charles Louis Simonneau l'aíné (1645--1728).

Copy Notes Various booksellers' hieroglyphs and a pencilled price £5.5.0. on back of front-endpaper and on flyleaf.

Binding C18th full red morocco, gilt triple rule borders, gilt-tooled royal arms of France on upper and lower covers, gilt fore-edges, gilt-tooled spine with crossed L's of Louis XV, gilt edges.

Reference Number 2762


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