[CONNOLLY, Cyril] - Catullus, Tibullus et Propertius. Paris: J. Barbou, 1754. 8°. Half title, engraved frontispiece, woodcut ornament on title, 2 engraved plates, illustrations, headpieces and initials (occasional light spotting and staining). Contemporary red morocco gilt, gilt edges (lightly rubbed and stained). Provenance: unidentified crowned armorial frontispiece with motto “Tout Bien ou Rien”. INSCRIBED BY CYRIL CONNOLLY on the front free endpaper, “Peter [Quennell] from Cyril – Feb. 28th 1948”, with, beneath, a 6-line quotation from Propertius in Connolly’s hand. With 10 other books of related association including Virgil’s Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis (Paris, , contemporary morocco, A GIFT FROM EZRA POUND TO CYRIL CONNOLLY ON THE OCCASION OF CONNOLLY’S BIRTHDAY, inscribed by Connolly, “E. P. d.d. C. C. in die natali … [2-line poetic quotation in Latin] … Venice”, and further inscribed by Anthony Hobson), Propertius. With an English Translation by H. E. Butler (London, 1916, original red cloth, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Cyril Connolly, with a draft poem by Connolly (‘A Thought [?]from Propertius’) on the rear pastedown, and further annotation by him on the rear endpapers),The Poems of Leopardi (Manchester, 1909, original cloth, with one-page of Connolly’s pencil notes at the end on the causes of “temporary impotence”), Richard Wyndham’s The Gentle Savage (London, , original cloth, dust-jacket, PRESENTATION COPY TO CYRIL CONNOLLY, with loosely-inserted note inscribed by the author and 2 others to Connolly, and a photographed portrait of the author, signed on the verso), A Portrait of Logan Pearsall Smith drawn from his Letters and Diaries and Introduced by John Russell ([London:], “The Dropmore Press”, , LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY JOHN RUSSELL, DEDICATION COPY, inscribed, “To Cyril Connolly, a durable dedication from John Russell (1950 & again in) 1961”, with the printed dedication leaf further inscribed by Russell), C. M[aurice] Bowra’s Memories 1898-1939 (London, [1967, 3rd impression], INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper, “Contains the only good description of C.C. at Oxford – so far – C. Connolly, 1968”.
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