Paris. Hardcover. These are engravings from the original plates, some of which are lightly colored by hand. The Preface makes mention of M. Mariette and M. Bouchardon.
The Comte de Caylus was an eighteenth century archeologist and man of letters whose interest in classical antiquity and whose work of 1752- 1755 (Recueil
D'antiquites Egyptiennes, Etrusques, Grecques, Romaines et Gauloises), was an important source for French neoclassical artists. 8vo, 300 b&w engravings, preface (i) in French. Titles to engravings in French. Marbled boards, modern leather, half calf. Gilt title on spine with author's name above, and title below, both in gilt. Spine is rubbed so that gilt on author's name has faded. Gilt is rubbed on title, but still legible. Very good+. Item #11416