Dictionnaire historique et critique ... troisieme edition, revue corrigée, et augmentée, par l'auteur. PIERRE BAYLE.
Dictionnaire historique et critique ... troisieme edition, revue corrigée, et augmentée, par l'auteur...
Dictionnaire historique et critique ... troisieme edition, revue corrigée, et augmentée, par l'auteur...

Dictionnaire historique et critique ... troisieme edition, revue corrigée, et augmentée, par l'auteur...

Rotterdam: Michel Bohm, 1720. 4 volumes, folio, text largely in double column, woodcut ornaments and initials; engraved vignette title-pp. printed in red and black in each volume by W. De Gouwen after A. Vander Werf; 2 leaves of dedication printed in red and black (not in all copies) with a fine, large engraved head-piece by Bernard Picart; and including both the cancel and the cancelland pp. 963-968 and 963*-968* in vol. 2 (both not in all copies); full contemporary Dutch vellum, spines in 9 compartments, red morocco labels in 1, sprinkled edges; neat repair to the vellum at the base of the spine on vol. II, crack starting at the top of the back hinge on vol. III, mild, occasional foxing; otherwise, a very good, sound set. The best edition, including prefaces to both the first and second editions. Ebert 1791, calling this "The finest edition ... on large paper, scarce, and greatly sought after ... called the Edition de rÈgent." Also the best edition textually, containing Bayle's final text, and the whole edited by Prosper Marchand. Lowndes I, 133, citing Johnson: "Bayle's Dictionary is a very useful work for those to consult who love the biographical part of literature, which is what I love most."Rothschild, III 2502; Printing and the Mind of Man, 155b. Item #28329

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