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Bullart, Isaac (1599-1672) Academie des Sciences et des Arts, Contenant les Vies & les Eloges Historiques des Hommes Illustrés.
Amsterdam: Chez les heritiers de Daniel Elzevier [i.e. Brussels: Foppens], 1682.
Two folio volumes, half-titles present, titles printed in red and black with large engraved vignettes; lacking the final signature in the first volume: Ggg1-4, four leaves; illustrated throughout with more than 250 large text engraved portraits of illustrious men and women, including politicians, lawyers, clergymen, painters, poets, inventors, and others, including the following printers: Gutenberg, Plantin, Moretus, and Paulus Manutius, and the explorers Columbus, Vespucci, Cortes, and Drake; bound in full contemporary parchment over boards, spines tooled in black, with red labels, joints splitting, bindings somewhat discolored and bowed, 12 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (2)