29 October 2013
PALMER, Samuel (1805-1881). An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil. London: Seeeley & Company, 1883.
2o (371 x 265 mm). 14 original etchings. Original vellum gilt, uncut (some minor darkening). Provenance: acquired 1952.
LIMITED EDITION, number 124 of 135 large-paper copies.
Samuel Palmer, one of Britain's greatest artists, started the translation about 1856 and worked decades on the translation to accompany his own illustrations. The work was completed by his son A.H. Palmer. The Artist and the Book 218.
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