In the matter of type, ornament, and printing generally, I have endeavoured to retain the old - time ?avour of the early French and English editions, but I have never aimed at a facsimile reprint; and I need hardly add that in the text I have preserved the transliterations, admirably phonetic as they all are, to be found in the first French. Editions, and have avoided attempting any work that might be open to the charge of 'restoration' in the manner too often practised in the art of Architecture at the present day.
In accordance with these general principles I have given a translation of Bernier's Dedication to the French King, and of his Address to the Reader, both of which have been hitherto omitted from every edition except the first. They contain, as was generally the case at the period, a great deal of valuable personal history not to be found elsewhere, and all worthy of preservation.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - François Bernier
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780266505488
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.3 cm
Page Count - 560
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