- Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1758.
- period marbled calf binding, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, five raised bands, all edges stained red
- xxxii, 205, (3) pages
- ISBN: none
Price: $1,950.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 135914
The fourth and most extensive edition, expanded from the original edition of 1645 by the noted engraved Cochin. (Cicognara 255. Bigmore / W. 72. Cohen / R. 177). When issued in 1645, the work was "notable for its completeness for the time of its production, and for its plates, which have been reproduced by most subsequent writers on the art." This edition has additions by Jombert and Cochin, of Bosse's classic work. With an engraved frontispiece and 21 foldout plates. The first page of the dedicatory Epistle, entirely engraved in intaglio, is taken from the original 1643 edition. Very light shelfwear to the edges and hinges. Spine rubbed, lacking the leather spine label with title. Some very light dampstaining in the margins. Textblock split between pages 146 and 147. A good copy of this very scarce work.