Paris: Sebastien Cramoisy, 1637.
Antoine Caron et al. Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #045396
Full contemporary calf worn and rubbed, some degradation and bumping at the corners, but quite sound and still attractive overall - neatly rebacked at an early date. General age toning, scattered minor stains including a dampstain in the top margin early on, a few small tears, two with old marginal repairs in the latter section and a few with repairs in the preface and a few small repairs a small burn and old signature to the engraved title, some creasing in the center early on, but very clean over all and good impressions of the plates which retain their plate guards. , 921, pp. Graesse V 274, Brunet IV, 620
A very good copy of one of the great illustrated books of the 17th century. 67 plates (65 in the first section, 2 in the second) and a lovely engraved title. A Greek Sophist in the 2nd century AD, the Imagines of Philostratus described 65 works of art that the author examined in Naples. There has been some centuries of argument about whether these works were real or not. First published with engravings in the 164 edition. Size: Folio. Illustrator: Antoine Caron et al. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Art & Design. Inventory No: 045396.