Opera quae supersunt. Ex editione Jacobi Gronovii fideliter expressa.

  • Tacitus
  • Glasguae [Glasgow]: In aedibus academicis excudebant Rob. et And. Foulis 1753
  • Gaskell 265; ESTC T96046.

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Description

4 vols., 12mo, pp. [viii], 380, [4, ads]; [iv], 324; [iv], 273, [1]; [iv], 282, [50]. Contemporary red turkey, spines gilt in compartments, black morocco labels. Some light toning and spotting. Extremities worn, joints cracked but sound. Modern bookplate to front flyleaf of vol. 1, armorial bookplate of the Hon. Charles Yorke to front pastedowns, armorial gilt stamp of the Earl of Derby to front boards.

Notes

A set bound by the bindery Gaskell identified as the most plausible candidate for the Foulis bindery, with the distinctive cross spine pattern which he found on 'a surprisingly wide range of Foulis books, and... nowhere else' ('Early Work', The Library Fifth Series VII p. 87.). 'Red turkey gilt' was also known to be Robert Foulis's preferred binding style.

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