34. [Caylus (Anne Claude Philippe, Comte de)], Recueil D'Antiquités Egyptiennes, Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines, vol.1 only (of 7), first edition, frontispiece, title-vignette, illustrations and 107 full-page plates engraved by Caylus, contemporary half calf, rubbed, [Blackmer 303], 4to, Paris, 1752.
est. £60 – £80
Blackmer lists vol.1 as being "especially scarce", with only a "few copies" being printed prior to the more common 1761 edition. Remarkably, Caylus engraved many of the pieces from the original objects in his own extensive collection.