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Lenormant et Witte. Elite des monuments ceramographiques. 1844-1861, 4 volumes. 4to, original cloth-backed boards

Lenormant et Witte. Elite des monuments ceramographiques. 1844-1861, 4 volumes. 4to, original cloth-backed boards

Lenormant et Witte. Elite des monuments ceramographiques. 1844-1861, 4 volumes. 4to, original cloth-backed boards

LENORMANT, C., AND J. DE WITTE


Elite des monuments céramographiques. Matériaux pour l'histoire des religions et des moeurs de l'antiquité. Paris: Leleux, 1844-1861


FIRST EDITION, 4 volumes, 4to (360 x 280mm.), 467 plates (?of 468, see footnote), some double page, unbound as issued with the text in original cloth-backed printed boards, modern board chemises and slipcases, uncut, lacking plate 62 in vol.2, occasional spotting, damp-staining or browning, upper cover vol.4 stained, some ties defective, slight wear to covers


Le Normant travelled in Egypt with Champollion in 1828. In 1829 he took part in the scientific expedition to the Morea, and again visited Greece in 1841 and 1859, where he died of fever in Athens.

The plates in these volumes are as follows: vol.1 - 113 plates (comprising A-D, no.1-100, plus 9 bis plates); vol.2 - 139 (of 140) plates (comprising no.1-118, lacking no.62, plus 22 bis plates); vol.3 - 112 plates (no.1-101, plus 11 bis plates. Pl.83 and 84 are on one sheet); vol.4 - 103 plates (no.1-100, plus 3 bis plates).

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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