Les Recherches…Svr Les Antiqvitez De La Ville De Vienne. Premiere Partie [all published]. Nicolas CHORIER.
Les Recherches…Svr Les Antiqvitez De La Ville De Vienne. Premiere Partie [all published].
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Les Recherches…Svr Les Antiqvitez De La Ville De Vienne. Premiere Partie [all published].

Lyon, for C. Baudrand in Vienne 1659.

12mo. [iv], 71, [1] 504 [r. 514], [3]p.

Gilt-ruled polished tan calf (Simier), gilt spine and labels, all edges gilt, purple silk marker.

First Edition, second issue, of this archeological and architectural history of Vienne — the Gallic Allobroges capital, Roman colony and medieval archbishopric 35 km. south of Lyon on the Rhône. A local, Chorier records the physical details of the churches, monasteries, convents, fortifications, ramparts, bridges, fountains, cemeteries, epitaphs, gardens, hospitals, palaces, sepulchers, columns, the Roman amphitheater, leper colony, slaves’ prison, aqueducts, antiquities, urns, portraiture and statuary. HE TRANSCRIBES ANCIENT INSCRIPTIONS, NOTES CLOISTER LIBRARIES AND THEIR HOLDINGS AND DISCUSSES LOCAL FESTIVALS, GAMES AND TRADITIONS. The first issue appeared in 1658 and a third, under a different title, in 1673. A good copy (title repaired affecting the printer’s address), some lower and outer edges uncut; from the library of Nic. Yemeniz (Catalogue (1867) 3498).
Universal Catalogue of Books on Art I: 287; Lelong, Bibliothèque historique de la France I: 37998; Krieg, Mehr Nicht Erschienen I: 138; Répertoire bibliographique des livres imprimés en France au XVIIe siècle VIII: 162,77 (Vienne) & XVIII: 102,2 (Lyon); Cioranescu 19462; Brunet I: 1851-52.

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