De Situ Orbis, libri tres. Ex recensione Jacobi Gronovii.

  • Pomponius Mela
  • Glasguae [Glasgow]: In aedibuc academicus excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis 1752
  • Gaskell 241; ESTC T124438.


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8vo, pp. [ii], 131 (i.e. 147), [23]. Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments. A little scratched and marked, spine darkened, front joint cracking, label lost. Modern bookplate to front pastedown.


The only Foulis edition of the geographer Pomponius Mela. This is almost certainly a Foulis binding, with the distinctive cross spine pattern which Gaskell found on 'a surprisingly wide range of Foulis books, and... nowhere else' ('Early Work', The Library Fifth Series VII p. 87.), though he could not rule out this being another binder who happened to handle a huge number of Foulis volumes.

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