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DESGODETZ, Antoine Babuty (1653--1728)
[Les édifices antiques de Rome. 1779]
Les édifices antiques de Rome, mesurés et dessinés tres-exactement sur les lieux par feu M. Desgodetz, ... Nouvelle édition.
A Paris chez Claude-Antoine Jombert, Fils aíné, libraire du Roi pour le génie & l'artillerie. De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, 1779.
xi, [1], 140 p., add. engr. t.-pl., 137 pl. (21 fold.) ; 42.3 cm. (2º)

Desgodetz's Édifices antiques de Rome, first published in 1682 (3 copies, q.v.), set out to provide the first accurate, measured representations of ancient Roman buildings as they remained, unrestored. BAL, Early printed books, no. 859.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper Willey Reveley 1784. Purchased at Willey Reveley's sale at Christie's 11 May 1801 (q.v.), lot 100, for £2 12s. 6d. with one of Soane's three copies of Carlo Fontana's L'anfiteatro Flavio, 1725 (q.v.) and one of four copies of Giovanni Pietro Bellori's Veteres arcus Augustorum ..., 1690 (q.v.).

Binding C18th vellum, stained spine compartment lettered in gilt.

Reference Number 2092


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