21 September 2005
LOUIS COUSIN (1627-1707), EDITOR AND TRANSLATOR
Histoire de Constantinople depuis la regne de l'ancien Justin, jusqu'à la fin de l'Empire. Paris: chez Damien Foucault, 1672-1674. 8 volumes, 4° (238 x 180mm). Engraved headpieces, engraved vignette illustration. (Some browning to vols.V and VI, light worming to lower blank margins of vol.VI.) 18th-century blue morocco, covers with triple fillet border in blind, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and third compartments, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (slight discolouration to spines).
A FINE SET OF THE FIRST EDITION of this abridged French translation of the Greek Corpus Byzantinae Historiae. Cf. Atabey 295 (incomplete later edition); Brunet II, 340. (8)
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