JOSEPHUS; D’ANDILLY, A. (tr.)

JOSEPHUS; D’ANDILLY, A. (tr.). Histoire des Juifs. Troisième edition.

 

Paris: chez Pierre le Petit 1670

 

 

£3,000

 

 

Third Edition. Folio, 2 vols., pp. [xvi] ‘572’ (-772] [liv); [xvi] xXxvi 520 [xlvi] (including final blank at end of vol, I), plus 1 full-page engraved plate in first vol., 3 double-page maps in second vol., 6 engraved illustrations in text. Engraved headpieces, tailpieces and initials. Titles in red and black with engraved vignettes, half-title in first vol. Light staining in vol. I, some loss to extreme bottom outer corner (blank) in vol. II, otherwise good copies, wide-margined, ruled in red. Contemporary red morocco gilt ducal bindings, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, light spotting and staining; joints repaired; a.e.g. Pen inscriptions and shelf marks of George Bridges, later shelf marks in pencil, the one in the first vol. dated 1849. A very fine and crisp copy.

A copy in a fine French ducal binding of this popular translation of Josephus, published previously in 1667 and 1668. It continued to be printed through the first half of the eighteenth century. The engraved vignettes and illustrations are by François Chauveau (1613-76), who was, from, 1662, Louis XIV’s own engraver, and, from 1663, counselor at the French Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture.

 

This edition not in Brunet but see vol. III, 572, for other editions.