History of the Académie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

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History of the Académie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
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Académie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. HISTOIRE DE L'ACADÉMIE ROYALE DES INSCRIPTIONS ET BELLES LETTRES, DEPUIS SON ESTABLISSEMENT JUSQU'À PRESENT... TOME PREMIER. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1717. 4to [26 by 20.5 cm], original full brown calf; spine with five raised bands, richly decorated and lettered in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt; board edges hatched in gilt; all page edges red. Engraved allegorical frontispiece; engraved title vignette and headpieces; (18), 394, (2), 384 pages; [18 additional plates and text illustrations]. Generally clean and well-preserved contents, with occasional marginal discoloration toward end of volume; binding a bit worn and rubbed, with chip at base of spine. Very good or better. See catalogue for full description.