HORACE.

Q. Horatii Flacci, quae supersunt, recensuit et notulis instruxit Gilbertus Wakefield.

London: Impensis Kearsley, 1794 Stock Code: 146814
£750.00
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A striking copy of Horace's works, in the original Latin, "a very elegant and correct edition" (Dibdin). With the booklabel to the front doublures of literary journalist and author Charles Whibley (1859-1930), on whose recommendation T. S. Eliot was appointed to the editorship of Faber and Gwyer.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (203 x 127 mm). Contemporary red straigt-grain morocco, spines lettered in gilt, compartments blocked in gilt and blind, wide gilt and blind floral borders, gilt turn ins with alternating gilt and blind floral rolls, mottled pink and black doublures and free endpapers, red morocco hinge supports tooled in gilt and blind, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispieces and 2 other plates.

Condition

Without errata slip. Removed label with some residue to initial binder's blank of vol. II and terminal blank of vol. I. Some rubbing at joints and extremities, a few scratches, bindings holding firm, slight spotting to plates, contents gently toned without marking; an excellent copy.

Bibliography

Dibdin, II, 116; ESTC T46154.

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