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Book Number 5643 
Author Picart, Bernard (1673-1733) engraver and Beaumarchais, Antoine de La Barre de, author:  
Title THE TEMPLE // OF THE // MUSES // OR // THE PRINCIPAL HISTORIES OF // FABULOUS ANTIQUITY, // REPRESENTED IN SIXTY SCULPTURES; // Designed and Ingraved by // BERNARD PICART LE ROMAIN , // And other Celebrated Masters. // WITH // EXPLICATIONS AND REMARKS. // Which discover the True Meaning of the Fables, and their // Foundation in History, // AMSTERDAM, Printed for ZACHARIAH CHATELAIN // MDCCXXXIII 
Date c. 1733 
Publisher Printed for Zachariah Chatelain 
Place of Publication Amsterdam 
Edition First Edition in English 
Volume Information  
Cover Contemporary mottled calf, seven raised bands with gilt morocco title on two and elaborate floral gilt design on remaining compartments; edges marbled.  
Illustration Illustrated with additional engraved allegorical title-page dated 1732 by B. Picart, red- black title with printer’s device dated 1729 and 60 full-page plates captioned in French, English, German and Dutch engraved by Picart; tail pieces and rubricated initials.  
Size Folio (297x468mm).  
Condition Corners slightly bumped, occasional faint browning; faint dampstains to blank margins of final plate and final few leaves; otherwise text and plates clean and crisp; a bright, near fine copy in full contemporary mottled calf. 
Provenance  
Pagination Half title, blind, illustrated title, blind, title, blind, preface xxii, contents (xxiii-xxiv), 153 with 60 plates, index and advertisement (3).  
Reference Reference Cohen de- Ricci 531; Brunet V, 696 
Translation Info  
Notes First Edition in English; published the same year as the French edition. Illustrated with Picart’s magnificent engravings, each within an ornate border, depicting fables of the ancient world, many from Ovid. The text is by Antoine de La Barre de Beaumarchais. 
Price (US$) 6500  
Short Description Book Plate Books General; Book Mythical;  
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