1767. Paris: Boudet, Desaint et Avignon, Merande, 1767-1773
17 vols, 4to, 33 engraved plates (some folding), 6 letterpress tables (some folding). Contemporary/original mottled calf, spines gilt and gilt-lettered. A bit dry and worn but quite sound.
§ A lovely quarto edition of the Bible in Latin and French, also issued in 8vo -- this is much the more preferable version. The plates and maps are outstanding and the physical feat of printing all seventeen volumes in 6 years is astonishing. Complete sets in commerce are surprisingly scarce though widely held by Institutions. Brunet I, 888: “Ce livre, connu sous le nom de Bible de Vence, mais qui devrait plutôt porter celui de Rondet, son éditeur, est fort estimé”. Not in Darlow and Moule under Latin or French. Item #123233