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CAYLUS, Anne Claude Philippe, comte de (1692--1765)
Tableaux tirés de l'Iliade, de l'Odyssée d'Homere et de l'Eneide de Virgile; avec des observations générales sur le costume.
A Paris chez Tilliard, libraire, 1757.
[4], cii, 396, [4] p. ; 19.8 cm. (8°)

Caylus's synopses of the most famous works in ancient Greek poetry were intended in particular for the use of painters as source material for the fashionable cultivation of the goût grec. Woodcut title-page vignette, head- and tail-pieces and initials.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 3s., 3 October 1808. (Spiers Box).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1866


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