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  • Tacitus
  • Edinburgi [Edinburgh]: Apud Bell & Bradfute, J. Dickson, et T. Duncan 1792


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2 vols, 12mo, pp. xii, 384; [ii], 410. Contemporary tree calf, spine divided by double gilt rules, red morocco labels. Some minor spotting, a dampmark to foot of index in vol. 2. Extremities a touch rubbed, slight cracking to ends of joints. Ownership stamp of Robert Montgomery, Convoy, to front pastedowns, with his ownership inscription to title-page of vol. 1.


A pleasant and unsophisticated binding, perhaps Irish, on a scarce Edinburgh printing of the works of Tacitus. The early owner Robert Montgomery is from a significant family of Ulster Scots who settled in Convoy, County Donegal. ESTC locates 5 copies of this edition in the UK (Birmingham, BL, NLS, NLW, National Trust), the same again in the USA, and one in Amsterdam.

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