La Buccolica di P. Virgilio Marone. In rime Italiane del Marchese Prospero Manara fra gli arcadi Tamarisco Alagonio.

  • Virgil
  • Parma: Co'tipi Bodoniani 1801
  • Brooks 808.

£200

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Description

12mo, pp. [ii], viii, [ii], 86. Half-title bound after prefatory verses. Contemporary tree sheep, boards bordered with a gilt rope roll inside a single rule, flat spine divided by gilt rules, pink leather label, other compartments alternating styles of sunburst tools gilt, blue endpapers sprinkled in black, edges yellow sprinkled in red. A touch of minor spotting. Extremities a little rubbed.

Notes

A pretty copy of the Eclogues of Virgil translated into Italian by Prospero Manara (1714-1800), first published 1764 to general acclaim; it was further reprinted until the 1830s. This particular edition is produced with the typical care and elegance of the Bodoni press, which also published Manara's translation of the Georgics in the same year.

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