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CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie Gabriel Auguste Florent, comte de (1752--1817)
Voyage pittoresque de la Grece tome premier. (... second.)
A Paris 1782--1809.
2 vols; 51.5 cm. (2°)
I: [6], xii, 204 p., engr. t.-pl., [2] engr. maps, 126 [i.e 100] pl. (incl. 26 with two separately numbered impressions on each) : engr. illus.
II: [6], 346 p., [1] fold. letterpress table, engr. t.-pl., 33 [i.e. 20] pl. (incl. 5 folding, and 5 with two and 4 with three separately numbered images on each) : engr. illus.

Anonymous. By Marie Gabriel Auguste Florent, comte de Choiseul-Gouffier. The half-title verso has publishers' statement 'Se Vend A Paris, Chez MM. Tilliard, Graveur, ... De Bure père et fils, Libraires de la Bibliothèque Impériale, ... Tilliard frères, Libraires, ...' The titles to both volumes are engraved. Volume II consists of two chapters in continuation of the text of vol. I: chapter XIII (pp. [6], 1--176, pl. 1--16), which appeared with an engraved title-plate to 'Tome Second' dated 1809; and chapter XIV (pp. [177], 178--346, pl. 17--33), which, however, was only completed and edited after Choiseul's death in 1817 by MM. Barbié de Bocage and Lefronne (Choiseul's own text breaks off on p. 261).

Copy Notes Imperfect; vol. II is wanting pl. 18 ('Carte générale de la Troade'). The first parts of this work were acquired from Mr. Taylor for £11 on 13 May 1796 (Jnl 3, p. 159). Soane bought chapter XIII from Josiah Taylor's bookshop for £5 on 3 November 1814 (Archive 7A/15/30); chapter XIV was purchased on 8 July 1822 from T. & W. Boone for £4 (see Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.5). Inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper of vol. II pt II (ch. XIV): N--s-- s/ July 1822.

Binding Volume I: late C18th diced russia, gilt roll-tooled borders with anthemion pattern; vol. II (bound in two parts): contemporary brown Kleisterpapier boards (a slightly different pattern for each binding), printed paper spine-labels reading 'Voyage Pittoresque De La Grece Tome II. 1ere Partie' ('... Tome 2. iie Partie').

Reference Number 1894


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