The Travels of the Learned Father Montfaucon from Paris thro' Italy.

Publisher: London: Printed by D. L. for E. Curll, E. Sanger, R. Gosling, and W. Lewis, 1712.
Edition: First edition translated into English, issue not certain.
Bibliographical References: Pine-Coffin 698; Straus, The Unspeakable Curll, page 217; ESTC T110070; and see ESTC N21633.
Condition: Text somewhat foxed and browned; binding rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 27989


8vo, contemporary panelled calf rebacked, black leather label, gilt lettering. Five engraved plates (four folding), 15 engravings in the text and vignettes.


An important work by Bernard de Montfaucon (1655-1741), a French Benedictine monk who was a pioneer in the disciplines of paleography and archaeology. In 1698 Montfaucon traveled to Italy to study antiquities and manuscripts, the results of which were published in Paris in 1702 as Diarium Italicum, which was translated into English in 1711 and published by Edmund Curll. There is an issue with a second title-page that reads "Diarium Italicum: or, a Journey Through Italy, London 1711." It appears, as stated in ESTC, to be the same setting of type as this edition, which has a cancel title-page.

Price: $1,250.00

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