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CAYLUS, Anne Claude Philippe, comte de (1692--1765)
Recueil d'antiquités egyptiennes, etrusques, grecques et romaines.
A Paris chez Desaint & Saillant, 1752--67.
7 vols; 25.2 cm. (4°)
I: [8], xxi, [1], 348, [2] p., add. engr. t.-pl., CVII pl. : [14] illus.
II: [2], viii, 429, [3] p., add. engr. t.-pl., CXXVI [i.e. 128] pl. (1 fold., includes 3 plates numbered 'LVIII', 'LVIII*' and 'LVIII**') : [14] illus.
III: xxxvi, 448 p., engr. frontis., CXXI pl. : [15] illus.
IV: xx, 418, [2] p., engr. frontis., CXXV pl. : [15] illus.
V: xxvi, [2], 348 p., engr. frontis., CXX pl. (5 fold.) : [15] illus.
VI: xx, 414, [2] p., engr. frontis., CXXX [i.e. 131] pl. (includes 1 unnumbered pl. at p. 224) : [15] illus.
VII: [4], xxviii, 336 p., engr. frontis. port., XCVII pl. (2 fold.)

The dedication is signed 'Caylus'. Volume VI, published in 1764, was originally intended to be the last; it was followed by volume VII, a supplement, in 1767. Volumes III to VII have title: Recueil d'antiquités égyptiennes, étrusques, grecques, romaines et gauloises. Imprint varies: volume II 'Chez Duchesne, Libraire'; vols IV--VII 'Chez N. M. Tilliard, Libraire'. In vol. III of Soane copy 2 the engraved head-piece to the preface is repeated above the half-title.

Copy Notes Copy 1: With some marginal pencil notes and translations from the French (some in Soane's hand). The first rear free-endpaper of vol. I has a pencil sketch of a man's profile. With vol. I inscribed in pencil on front free-endpapers Collated & Perfect 7 vol iw: and in a different hand 7 tom. 9l.9s.0.
Copy 2
: 25.5 cm. Purchased from Priestley & Weale, 24 May 1826 for 8 guineas. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.8). With the booksellers' label of Priestley & Weale pasted in on front pastedown-endpapers of all the volumes except vol. II. Inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper of vol. I 7 Tom / £8.8.0, bookseller's cipher on rear free-endpaper.

Binding Copy 1: C18th mottled calf, double blind-rule borders, gilt-tooled spines, maroon morocco spine-labels.
Copy 2: C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spines, red and green morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 1865


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