Lot 54

[THE BAR OF BEAUMARCHAIS]. The Temple of the Muses, decorated with LX Paintings where the most remarkable Events of fabulous antiquity are represented. Amsterdam, Zacharie Chatelain, 1733. In-folio, fawn calf, triple gilt fillet, spine gilt, brown title coin, inner wheel, gilt edges (contemporary binding).
Very beautiful book, illustrated with an architectural title-frontispiece and 60 plates by Bernard Picart, slightly modified copies of Diepenbecke's engravings for the 1655 edition of the Temple of the Muses with the text by Michel de Marolles.
Exemplary of an excellent print run, the proofs very contrasted.
Uniform freckles, discharge of several subjects engraved on the facing pages. Top hinge and split jaws, worn corners, missing caps.

Location of the item
France - 75008 Paris