Nitori suo restituta.Paris: typis J. Barbou, 1763 Stock Code: 141766
First edition thus, a charming edition of Horace, edited by abbé Joseph Valart (1698-1781?) after Quérard's edition, including an index and bibliography.
Duodecimo (153 x 87 mm). Contemporary French mottled calf, smooth spine gilt in compartments with floral tools, red morocco label, sides with triple rules in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.
Engraved frontispiece by Duflos after B. Picart, engraved headpiece, wood engraved vignettes, head- and tailpieces.
Early 19th century armorial bookplate (anonymous, but arms of the Lempriere family of Guernsey). Small chip to headcap, rear joint starting at head but firm, extremities rubbed, two tips just worn, contents generally clean and crisp, a very good copy.
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