ACADÉMIE DES INSCRIPTIONS ET BELLES-LETTRES – [GROS DE BOZE, Claude (1680-1753).] Histoire de lAcadémie Royaledes Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres dépuis son établissement.Paris: Hippolyte-Louis Guerin, 1740.

The history of one of Frances major learned academies, in a fine red morocco binding.The Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, founded in 1663, is a French learned society devoted to the humanities and one of the five academies of the Institut de France. According to its charter, it is primarily concerned with the study of the monuments, documents, languages, and cultures of the civilizations of antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the classical period around the world. Cioranescu 32623.

Three volumes, octavo (168 x 106mm). Engraved frontispiece by Jean Daullé after Antoine Coypel; engraved title vignettes, head- and tail-pieces (edges lightly browned). Contemporary French red morocco gilt, all edges gilt, silk ribbon bookmark, with the arms of the Count of Maurepas on covers. Provenance:Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, 1st Count of Maurepas (1701-1781; binding).
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