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    Folard's Edition of Polybius's Histories
    Beautifully Illustrated

    [Polybius]. Jean-Charles de Folard [1669-1752], editor. Histoire de Polybe, Nouvellement Traduite de Grec Par Dom Vincent Thuillier, Benedictin de la Congregation du Saint Maur. Paris: Pierre Gandouin, Julien-Michel Gandouin, Pierre-Francois Giffart, and Nicolas-Pierre Armand, 1727-1730. First edition. One work in six quarto volumes. Text in French. Frontispiece portrait, fifty-one single page plates, seventy-five double page plates, engraved head-pieces, head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials, and in-text diagrams. Some of the plates feature small rectangles, which are colored in red and blue to differentiate between armies and positions. Bound in full brown leather, with gilt ruled borders, the first four volumes with a stamped gilt armorial crown, lion, and hand device centered on both covers, five raised spine bands with gilt decorations and titles in compartments, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles. Each volume with the bookplate of "Sir Henry Allen Johnson/ Bart. K.W." on its front pastedown. Boards rubbed, scuffed, and lightly soiled, corners and edges bumped, volume two with a crease across its front cover and a small tear in its fore-edge, bumps at head and foot of spines, gilt edges lightly dulled, few cracked joints and hinges; minor indications of biopredation, occasional small holograph pencil marks or writing, edge wear with small tears, some foxing and browning, occasional minor soiling and dampstaining; otherwise a very good copy with wide margins.


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