The Images of the Gods of the Ancients, containing idols, coustumes, ceremonies & other things belonging to the Religion of the Nations. Lyon, Barthélemy Honorat, 1581. In-4, old overlapping vellum, laces, smooth back with the title in ink and decorated with a painted and gilded character in the tail, title in ink on the upper edge (modern binding).
Baudrier, t. IV, pp. 140-141. - Brown, p. 177. - Dorbon, n°631.
First edition of Antoine du Verdier's French translation, illustrated with a beautiful portrait of the translator in a Renaissance cartouche and numerous mythological figures engraved on wood in the text.
Copy including several old underlined and pen annotations.
Ex-libris Pierre Dupont 1581, ex-libris manuscripts on the title (crossed out).
Title page a little shorter on the edge, small worm works in the margin of notebooks X to Ii, some wetting.
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