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BOUDARD, Jean Baptiste (1710-1768) - Iconologie Tirée de divers Auteurs. Ouvrage Utile aux Gens de Lettres, aux Poetes, aux Artistes, & généralement a tous les Amateurs des Beaux-Arts. Parma: Philippe Carmignani, 1759.Folio edition of this famous masterpiece by the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Boudard, born in Paris but active mainly in Parma, containing over six hundred allegorical engravings arranged alphabetically to create a visual dictionary of vices, virtues, emotions, professions and lots more.3 volumes, folio (285 x 205mm). Half-titles, titles with engraved printer's device, engraved dedication in first volume, 630 allegorical engraved illustrations, text in French and Italian, with notice to subscribers (some foxing and occasional staining, half-title of vol. 3 repaired). Contemporary vellum with speckled covers, panelled spine with leather labels decorated in gilt, marbled edges (extremities lightly rubed. (3)ENBOUDARD, Jean Baptiste (1710-1768) - Iconologie Tirée de divers Auteurs. Ouvrage Utile aux Gens de Lettres, aux Poetes, aux Artistes, & généralement a tous les Amateurs des Beaux-Arts. Parma: Philippe Carmignani, 1759.Folio edition of this famous masterpiece by the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Boudard, who was born in Paris but worked mainly in Parma, containing over six hundred allegorical copperplate engravings organized alphabetically to create a visual dictionary of vices, virtues, emotions, professions, and more. 3 volumes, folio (285 x 205mm). Eyelets, frontispieces with copper-engraved typographical mark, intaglio dedication to first volume, 630 allegorical illustrations engraved in copper, text in French and Italian, with notice to subscribers (some blooming and occasional staining, eyelet of vol. 3 repaired). Coeval vellum with spray-decorated plates, compartmentalised spine with leather labels and decorated in gilt, marbled boards (minimal defects to extremities). (3)

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