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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 4

    BASKERVILLE PRESS -- HORATIUS FLACCUS, Quintus (65-8 B.C.). [Opera]. Birmingham, John Baskerville, 1770. 4° (293 x 222mm). Engraved frontispiece and 3 plates after Gravelot, title-vignette. Contemporary French red morocco, gilt line border round sides, gilt spine with green morocco lettering-piece, inner dentelles, gilt edges. Provenance: unidentified bookplate -- small Russian library stamp on title. Gaskell 39; Cohen-de Ricci 499 (calling for 4 plates).

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    BASKERVILLE PRESS -- HORATIUS FLACCUS, Quintus (65-8 B.C.). [Opera]. Birmingham, John Baskerville, 1770. 4° (293 x 222mm). Engraved frontispiece and 3 plates after Gravelot, title-vignette. Contemporary French red morocco, gilt line border round sides, gilt spine with green morocco lettering-piece, inner dentelles, gilt edges. Provenance: unidentified bookplate -- small Russian library stamp on title. Gaskell 39; Cohen-de Ricci 499 (calling for 4 plates).

    TERENTIUS AFER, Publius (185-159 B.C.). Comoediae. Ibid., 1762. Early 19th-century English straight-grained red morocco, 2 gilt pointillé and a line border round sides, flat spine gilt, inner dentelles, gilt edges. Provenance: D.M.C. (armorial bookplate). Gaskell 47.

    VIRGILIUS MARO, Publius (70-19 B.C.). Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis, Ibid., 1757. 4° (287 x 220mm). (Occasional light foxing). Contemporary red morocco, narrow decorative border round sides, gilt spine with circular greek key motif, inner dentelles, yellow edges. Provenance: W.R. Jeudwine (his scorpion bookplate). FIRST BASKERVILLE EDITION. Gaskell 1. (3)


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