London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
VIRGILIUS MARO, Publius (70-19 BC). The Works ... Translated ... by Mr. Dryden. London: for Jacob Tonson, 1698. 2° (340 x 215mm). Title in red and black, 101 engraved plates by Hollar and Lombart after Cleyn (lacks engraved frontispiece, short tear in plate opposite p.586, fore-margin of another plate shaved, some browning and spotting, title creased and with a few ink spots). Contemporary panelled calf, morocco gilt label on spine (rebacked with original spine preserved, corners worn). Provenance: Thomas Ireland, 1709 (ownership inscriptions on title and front pastedown); L.A. Burd (armorial bookplate). Second edition of Dryden's translation of Virgil. Wing V617.
DRYDEN, John (16312-1700). Fables Ancient and Modern; translated into Verse. London: for Jacob Tonson, 1700. 2° (324 x 192mm). Half title (lacks the last leaf). Contemporary panelled calf (head and foot of spine worn, upper cover detached). Provenance: L.A. Burd (armorial bookplate). Wing D2278.
And 2 others, John Hacket's Scrinia reserata (London, 1693) and Algernon Sidney's Discourses concerning Government (London, 1704). (4)
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