Amsterdam. Henri Bordesius. 1725-1726. An esteemed reprinting of the Le Duchat Edition ( 1711 ). Brunet 4; 1059. Illustrated with an engraved pictorial half-title page, frontis,3 folding engraved plates a folding map and various page decorations throughout. 6 volumes complete. 12mo (6.5" x 4"). Mixed matching binding. Bound in full calfskin. Gilt tooled spine compartments with fleural motifs. 2 volumes with raised bands. Morocco labels. Marbled endsheets.
Covers and spines well rubbed. Several joints starting but all covers are firmly attatched. Several head pieces lacking. Several tiny insect holes to spine label of volume 1. Several plates lightly toned with one or two folding wrinkles. Map presents toning and marginal folding and one tear to lower quadrant.A Very Good, highly decorative eighteenth century set of this very desireable printing.Featured Sets.