3 volumes, folio (435 x 286mm.), 300 mezzotint engraved plates by R. Earlom after Claude Lorrain, printed in bistre, engraved portrait frontispiece of Richard Earlom bound in volume 1, early twentieth-century red morocco backed marbled boards, spines in compartments with raised bands gilt, lacking the portraits of Claude Lorrain and John Boydell, some spotting, offsetting and light browning, some marginal dampstaining (slightly affecting engraved area of a few plates)
This is the best edition of the Liber Veritatis, described by Abbey as a 'capital work, a landmark in the history of reproduction of master drawings.' The preface and catalogue of plates for volume 3 are bound in volume 1 of this copy.
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