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BATTEUX, Charles (1713--1780)

Les beaux arts reduits a un même principe.
A Paris, chez Durand, libraire,, 1746.
[6], xiii, [5], 291, [13] p., engr. frontis. ; 21.9 cm. (8°)

Anonymous. The dedication to the Dauphin is signed 'Batteux, professeur d'eloquence au College Royale de Navarre' in the large-paper copy; the copy on ordinary paper is signed '**'. The frontispiece and vignette ornaments were designed by Charles Eisen and engraved by Jean Charles Delafosse.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Large paper copy, bought from T. & W. Boone for 7s. on 1 July 1828. (Spiers Box). Imperfect; wanting the final leaf, 'Explication Du Frontispice Et Des Vignettes'.
Copy 2: 16.3 cm. Inscribed in ink on verso of frontispiece with three quotations in Latin and French, and on title-page with indecipherable initials on both sides of the imprint (the rightmost partly cropped).

Binding Copy 1: C18th mottled calf, gilt triple-rule borders, gilt-tooled spine with small floral motifs, gilt edges, red morocco spine-label.
Copy 2: C18th catspaw sheep, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1651

Additional Names T. & W.$Boone

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