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  • Virgil
  • Londini [London]: Typis J. Brindley 1744
  • ESTC T139210.

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Description

12mo, pp. [ii], 324. Black crushed morocco c. 1910 by Gruel, spine lettered in gilt, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. A few small stains and marks. Binding just a touch rubbed at extremities. Purchase inscription of Maurice Baring (Paris, October 19 1918) to initial blank, with his bookplate to front pastedown.

Notes

One of the first entries in John Brindley's series of Latin classics, begun in 1744 with the intention to rival the Elzevirs for small format and fineness of type. The editor was Usher Gagahan, an Irish classical scholar known for his competence in Latin and his questionable morals - he was executed for filing gold coins in 1749. Brindley was bookseller and binder to Frederick, Prince of Wales, entitling him to use the 'Feathers' on the title-pages here. The copy of the writer Maurice Baring (1874-1945).

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