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BERNARD DE MONTFAUCON

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“FOUNDATION STONES OF SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY”

MONTFAUCON, Bernard de. L'Antiquite Expliquee, et Representee en Figures. Paris, 1722, 1724. Five volumes in ten, and five volume supplement. Fifteen volumes in all. Second edition, revised and corrected from the 1719 first, with the five-volume 1724 supplement. Magnificent set of Montfaucon’s landmark work on classical archaeology, with nearly 1400 engraved plates (including approximately 250 double-page and folding plates). A splendid copy in beautiful full contemporary calf-gilt. $18,500.

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“FOUNDATION STONES OF SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY”

MONTFAUCON, Bernard de. Antiquity Explained and Represented in Sculptures. London, 1721-25. Five volumes, with five volume supplement bound in one. Six volumes in all.

First edition in English of de Montfaucon’s landmark work on archaeology, with 447 of 448 copper-engraved plates (including 124 double-page and foldout; bound without only one plate from supplement). $6000.

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