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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Pierre Henri Larcher (1726-1812)


French translation of The history by Herodotus


Reserve: $300


Estimate: $500

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Complete work in seven volumes of 1786, the famous work by the ancient greek historian Herodote (484 a.c.-425 a.c.).

In the first tome the life of Herodote, then the French translation from the Greek text of the work by Larcher.

In the last tome the geographical chart and index.

Beautiful vignettes inside.

In good conditions.

Scarce copy.

Full leather cover with five nerfs and rich golden decorations in the spine in good general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges, plates and spine. Binding in very good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings, some yellowings. Slight humidity stain in the folding edge until page LXXX in the first tome; in the IV tome in the upper right corner in the first title page and title page, from page 33 until 88, from page 113 until 146, from page 165 until 224. Little worming in the upper edge of page 572 of the last tome with no loss of text. In 8. Dim. 20,5x13,5 cm. Pp. LXXXIV+512+4 (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+522, 4 (n.n.)+499, 4 (n.n.)+442+ (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+508+1 (n.n.), 4 (n.n.)+600, 4 (n.n.)+572. 

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 20,5 x 13,5 cm

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