Jun 13, 2002 - Sale 1939

Sale 1939 - Lot 5

Price Realized: $ 3,680
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Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
FIRST EDITION (ARCHITECTURE.) Desgodetz, Antoine. Les Edifices Antiques de Rome. Engraved title within elaborately etched foliated frame, etched headpieces and initials on dedication and first page, and 137 etched and engraved plates, including 21 double-page. Folio, 18th century boards, worn; inked stamp of architectural firm in lower right margin of title; scattered mostly marginal dampstaining at front and middle of contents, occasionally bleeding into lower right portion of plates. Majority bright and clean with strong impressions. Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1682...

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first edition of the first accurate representation of ancient roman architecture.<