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HANCARVILLE, Pierre François Hugues d', called Baron d'Hancarville (1719--1805)
[Recherches sur l'origine, l'esprit et les progrès des arts de la Grèce. Supplement]
Supplément aux recherches sur l'origine, l'esprit et les progrès des arts de la Grèce; ... contenant des observations nouvelles, sur l'origine des idées employées dans les anciens emblêmes religiuex; ...
A Londres chez B. Appleyard, libraire, 1785.
xii, 175, [3] p., XXII pl. (5 fold.) ; 29.0 cm (4°)

This supplement to d'Hancarville's Recherches (q.v.), issued in mid-1785, continues the themes of the first two volumes and responds to unfavourable reviews. Plates VIII.A, X, XII and XV are repeated with the same numbers from volume I; pl. XVII.B re-used and renumbered XVI; pl. XXV.B becomes XVIII; pl. XI and XVII are repeated with the same numbers but have been re-etched. See BAL Early printed books, no. 1570; ESTC t150141.

Binding C18th mottled calf, gilt roll-tool borders, gilt-tooled spines with Greek key and floral motifs, black and green morocco spine-labels. Uniformly bound with vols. I and II of Recherches sur l'origine as a 3 volume set and labelled 'III' on spine.

Reference Number 2497


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