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HOUEL, Jean Pierre Louis Laurent.Voyage pittoresque des isles de Sicile, de Malte et de Lipari, où l'on traite des antiquités qui s'y trouvent encore; des principaux phénomènes que la nature y offre; du costume des habitants, & de quelques usages.
Publisher: De l'imprimerie de Monsieur Paris -87, 1782
Used. Four volumes folio. 264 aquatint plates by and after Houel, on 263 leaves (plates 245 and 246 printed on the same leaf), all printed in sepia. Near contemporary red straight grain morocco gilt by Simier (signed at foot of spine volume I), covers with broad gilt borders, arms to covers, spines in seven compartments, gilt lettered direct in second and fourth, others richly gilt, raised band, all edges gilt, a fine set. The first edition of a beautiful work on the islands of Sicily, Malta...
Shapero Rare Books
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