Lot 534

Provence - MILLIN (Aubin Louis). Travel in the Departments of the South of France. Paris, Imprimerie impériale, 1807-1811.
4 volumes bound in 5 volumes in-8, brown half-basin, decorated smooth spines for the text and 2 parts bound in 1 volume in-folio, brown half calf, decorated smooth spine for the atlas (modern binding). 2] XII -548 pp., [2] 600 pp., [2] 662 pp., [4] 476 pp., [2] pp. 477 to 917.
The illustration is composed of 73 off-text plates, most of them folding (including 1 music and 3 colour plates), a folded table and numerous in-text figures.
Original edition of one of the very first archaeological investigations carried out during the Empire.
The author has documented all the traditions, legends and history of Provence, the Dauphiné, Languedoc and the Pyrenees. He also discusses the Provençal language and popular festivals.
Beautiful copy, small clear and angular print on several pages.