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Quintus Horatius Flaccus

Birminghamiae: Joannis Baskverville / Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1762. A first edition thus of this work of Horace - first Baskerville edition. Contemporary full white leather binding with gilt decoration to the edge of the front board and spine. Label with titles to the spine. Marbled end papers. Frontis illustration of Virgil with pupils. Vignette of Britannia to the title page. The binding has a little darkening to the boards and spine, but is tight and sound. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing only. John Baskerville (1706-1775) was a Birmingham printer and type designer - variants of his work are still used on computers today. In 1758 he became a printer for Cambridge University. He died in 1775.
pp viii,300, [i - Errata leaf]

Book ID: 1680
Category: Classics
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