Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. Editio stereotypa.

  • Virgil
  • Parisiis [Paris]: Ex officina Stereotypa Petri Didot natu maj., et Firmini Didot 1798
  • Kallendorf (2012) LW1798.1; Kallendorf 'Morgan' L

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Description

12mo, pp. [iii]-xxviii, 390. Half-title discarded. Contemporary vellum boards re-using a French manuscript, edges sprinkled blue Some spotting. Binding a bit soiled. Ownership inscription of Hely Hutchinson to flyleaf.

Notes

One of several editions and issues of Virgil produced by the Didot dynasty in 1798, most by their newly perfected process of stereotyping. The imprint here includes the name of Firmin Didot, who had coined the term 'stereotype', while others have only his older brother's name, suggesting this is a later issue.

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