Paris: Claude Herirrant & Guillaume Desprez, 1763. 1st Edition. Leather bound. Folio, measuring 10x15 inches and being two inches thick. Bound in full brown leather, boards ornately stamped in blind. Spine decorated in gilt with 5 raised bands. This is an older binding but is not original to the book as the endpapers are clearly more recent; we would guess this is a late 19th/early 20th century binding in the style of an 18th century binding. Covers mildly rubbed, Title page slightly browned, a few wormholes to the last couple pages of the index, else the interior clean and tight. Overall, the work is in very good condition. Item #1227760
A collection of 500 engravings depicting the history of the world from the Biblical creation through the Second Coming of Christ. There are two engravings on each page. Each engraving measures approx. 6x5 inches and contains a caption with the appropriate Biblical verse. There is an index of the 172 illustrations in the New Testament section but none for the 328 of the Old Testament. The words "en Figures" are present on the half-title page but not on the title page.