4 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
HORACE. The Lyric Poems. Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1902 - .
9 volumes, 8o. Plates in several volumes, title-pages of all volumes except volume 6 hand-colored and illuminated, numerous hand-colored and illuminated vignettes and head- and tail-pieces throughout text. Full slate blue morocco gilt, sides with red, green, and orange morocco inlays of trumpet flowers and leaves accented with gilt, spines gilt in five compartments, gilt lettered in two, others with gilt floral design, gilt edges, gilt turn-ins, cream morocco doublures with red and orange alternating tulip inlays and green-painted leaves, watered silk linings (spines slightly darkened some minor rubbing). Provenance: The Massachusetts Antiquarian Society (embossed stamps on half-titles and some title-pages).
A FINE SET printed for the Bibliophile Society. (9)
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