Monumens de la vie privée des douze Césars, d'après une suite de pierres gravées sous leur règne.

By: Hancarville, Pierre d', 1719-1805
Contributor(s): Witt, George, 1804-1869
Publisher: A Rome : [s.n.], 1785.Description: [52] p., xxiv leaves of plates : ill., ports. (etchings, engravings) ; 25 cm.Other title: Monumens de la vie privée des douze Césars, gravées d'après une suite de pierres et médailles [Added title page title] | La vie des XII Cesars [Spine title]Subject(s): Erotic literature -- Early works to 1800 | Erotica -- France -- Early works to 1800 | Erotica -- Italy -- Early works to 1800 | Mythology, Roman -- Early works to 1800 | Rome -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800Ownership: ANTHRO library copy from the collection of George Witt
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ANTHRO library copy lacks t.p. Title from added t.p.

First published "A Caprée, chez Sabellus", i.e., at Nancy by Leclerc, 1780. Cf. Cohen, Henry. Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle.

Cohen says the illustrations are inventions of the author. He considers the 1785 edition an "imitation."

"For the authentic medals, consult Lachaud"--J. Lewine.

Each plate is accompanied by one or two pages of text, also engraved. Text and illustrations within borders.

Later binding. On spine: La vie des XII Cesars.

BN, vol. 68, col. 362

Cohen-De Ricci, col. 475

Grässe, vol. 4, p. 595

Lewine, J. Bib. 18th cent. art (1969 ed.), p. 233

ANTHRO library copy from the collection of George Witt.