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[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Wakefield, Gilbert, ed.:)

Quae Supersunt, Recensuit et Notulis Instruxit Gilbvertus Wakefield [...]

[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Wakefield, Gilbert, ed.:)

Quae Supersunt, Recensuit et Notulis Instruxit Gilbvertus Wakefield [...] London: Kearsley 1794

Description

2 volumes bound as one. 8vo., pp. viii, 186, [viii]; [ii], 168, [x] + 4 plates, including engraved frontispiece to each volume. Errata slip bound in at rear. Plates a little toned with some slight transfer to adjacent pages but generally bright and clean. Contemporary vellum, gilt spine with gilt title label, delicate gilt border to each board, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. A little grubby but still a handsome copy.

Provenance

Bookplate of John Sparrow (1905-1992) to front paste-down. Sparrow was a barrister, essayist, bibliophile and for 25 years Warden of All Souls College, Oxford.

Bibliography

ESTC T46154; Dibdin (4th edn.) II 116

Footnote

‘A very elegant and correct edition, ornamented with plates; the type is clear and beautiful.’ Dibdin

Price

£225.00