These four volumes contain Virgil’s Bucolica, Georgica et Aeneis, illustrata ornata et accuratissime impressa (Bucolics, Georgics & Aeneid) in 2 volumes, edited by William Sandby (1750), plus Horace’s works (1749). First editions of these printings. Full leather. Titles are in red and black with a vignette, with frontispiece engravings of antique gems with Virgil's bust, 58 plates engraved by S. Grignion and I. S. Muller (incl. dedication portrait of Edward, second son of the Prince of Wales), some offsetting, but interiors bright, original leather, edge wear, spines are missing two (of four) red labels, somewhat dry and cracked at edges. Marbled endpapers and edges. Two delightful illustrated editions, uniformly bound, edited by William Sandby. Bookplate in rococo style, c.1765, of Margaret Clough, plus small printed plate reading "Jure Non Dono Eriviatt" I have several editions of both Horace and Ovid, so I would be happy to sell those books as collections at a hefty discount.


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B30
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Virgil & Horace bound alike, Sandby 1750 & 1749 Four Volumes

$800

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