Du Cange | Historia Byzantina, 1680 | Cousin, Histoire de Constantinople, 1672-74, 8 volumes
GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213
Two works of the Corpus byzantinae historiae, comprising:
Du Cange, Charles du Fresne. Historia Byzantina... prior familias ac stemmata imperatorum Constantinopolitanorum... alter descriptionem urbis Constantinopolitanae. Paris: Billaine 1680, 2 parts in one, FIRST EDITION, folio (380 x 245mm.), half-title, 3 engraved plates of Hagia Sophia, one folding, engraved illustrations, "Index tabellarum" leaf at beginning, contemporary calf, spine gilt, [Atabey 367, cf. 295 (later edition)], a few leaves browned
Cousin, Louis. Histoire de Constantinople. Paris: Rocolet, 1672-1674, 8 volumes, FIRST EDITION, 4to (247 x 175mm.), contemporary calf, spines gilt, [Blackmer 502], some leaves in vol.5 damp-stained, bindings rubbed, head and foot of a few spines slightly torn or with slight loss
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