The Hague, Pierre de Hondt, 1728.
3 volumes in-folio, porphyry calf, gilt framed in the Du Seuil style with a large central gilt fleuron and corner fleurons, spine very ornate, spotted edges (period binding).
One of the most beautiful illustrated books of the early 18th century, with the text in Dutch, and whose 214 plates (including 2 frontispieces) are executed after drawings by Hoet, Houbraken and Picart, and accompanied by a legend in Hebrew, English, German, Latin, French, Dutch. These splendid plates, engraved from 1705 to 1720, first appeared separately, and later were inserted in Saurin's discourses, published in Amsterdam in 1728-39. At the bottom of the frontispiece, the French title reads: Figures de la Bible. (Brunet V, 150).
Copy from the library of Alfred Lavergne with his armorial bookplate.