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(LATIN POETRY.) WALKER, William Sidney (ed.)

Corpus Poetarum Latinorum.

London: J. Duncan, 1828 Stock Code: 118084
£750.00
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Second edition of Walker's useful anthology of Latin poetry, in a splendid contemporary binding, unsigned but resembling the work of Charles Lewis (1786-1836). Walker (1795-1846), though best remembered as a Shakespeare scholar, won a fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, almost entirely on the strength of his classical knowledge. His Corpus was first published the previous year by Bohn and was reprinted throughout the 19th century; this edition is notably scarce, with nine copies traced in British and Irish institutional libraries.

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Description

One volume in two, octavo (227 x 143 mm). Contemporary maroon straight-grain morocco, flat bands gilt to spines forming compartments, second and fourth gilt-lettered, the remainder blind-tooled, concentric blind rolls to sides enclosing central gilt frame with fleuron cornerpieces, decorative gilt roll to board edges and turn-ins, page-edges gilt, yellow surface-paper endpapers.

Illustrations

Text printed in double column.

Condition

Pale tide-mark to the front pastedown and free endpaper of vol. 1, a few trivial marks. An excellent copy, retaining the terminal errata leaf.

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