Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis.

  • Virgil
  • Edinburgi [Edinburgh]: Apud G. Hamilton & J. Balfour 1755
  • ESTC T139217; McDougall p. 329.


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LARGE PAPER COPY, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. [ii], 209, [1]; [ii], [211]-447, [1]. Contemporary straight-grained green morocco, boards bordered with a gilt rule, flat spines divided by gilt rules, turn-ins with a Greek-key gilt roll, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Some spotting in places. A touch of rubbing to extremities, spines slightly darkened.


A lovely copy in a restrained binding of fine workmanship of the largest-paper issue of this edition. McDougall (PhD thesis on Hamilton, Balfour, & Neill, 1974) records that there were three issues, in ascending order of size: 500 on pot, 500 on foolscap, and 250 treasury post paper This copy is from the last group - 19cm tall with a horn-in-crowned-shield watermark.

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