Paris: Chez le Veuve de Hancy ... [nd]. 35 leaves, 36-39pp.,  leaves. Octavo. Full reddish brown 18th century morocco, raised bands, side panels with elaborately gilt borders, a.e.g. Comprised entirely of engraved text and illustrative matter, including portraits, plates, borders and vignettes. Extremities rubbed, with small crack at toe of lower joint, largely marginal smudging, soiling and spotting, a few short tears, one marginal pen scribble, terminal leaf excised; just a used but sound copy, with the bookplate of Coleman Jennings. Item #WRCLIT83346
A somewhat mysterious, and likely considerably later variation on the highly popular work first published by Mazot in 1651- 3. The original edition included a dedication to Charles Aubespine, Marquis de Chateauneuf, and a portrait by G. Gheyn, not present in this edition, and a privilege leaf, also not present (perhaps the absent terminal leaf?). Like the original edition, the engraved title is signed "J. Collin" in the plate. Apart from the title leaf, which has a blank verso, each leaf is engraved recto and verso, for a total of 99 engravings, one short of the count for the 1651 edition. A search of OCLC/Worldcat does not return any locations for an edition with this imprint, and the single published title listed there with the same imprint is from the 1770s. BRUNET V:624 (1651 ed).