Here is the first of Baskerville's printings of classical authors, and called by Straus and Dent (John Baskerville: a Memoir, 1907) "the rarest of the quarto classics. " Thomas Horne in 1814 called it "the rarest of all Baskerville's editions. " It is bound in full crimson coarse-grain morocco by Nicolas-Denis Derome le jeune, without his ticket. The mildest rubbing at crown, beginnings of split at bottom of front hinge, spots of toning throughout, else a fine copy, with the frontispiece plate and dedication plate. 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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The Eminent Baskerville Horace. 1762 Birmingham


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