London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
BIBLIA LATINA -- Bibliorum Sacrorum vulgatae versionis editio. Paris: François-Ambroise Didot, 1785. 2 volumes, 4° (305 x 225mm). Series titles, title-pages with armorial device. Text in two columns. Printed on wove paper. (Some faint browning.) Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt by Bozerian, sides with neo-classical border roll [Culot, roulette 49], sun-bursts [fer 15] in corners, spine with dark leather onlays between double raised bands, compartments elaborately tooled with floral tools on a stippled ground [see pl. IX], pale green endpapers, gilt edges (very lightly rubbed at extremities). Provenance: Ellic Howe (bookplate).
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