Satyras Sex ad fidem optimarum editionum una cum variis lectionibus codicis Ebneriani edidit Georgius Fridericus Sebaldus. Tabulisque aeneis incidit Ioannes Mich. Schmidius.

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  • Norimbergiae [Nuremberg]: Sumtibus b.Balth: Schmidii haeredum 1765

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Description

Small 4to, pp. [xvi], 64. Each page entirely engraved including the lettering, plus decorative head- and tail-pieces. Nineteenth-century marbled paper wrappers, paper label to spine. Edges toned and a bit spotted, one leaf with a small abrasion to blank margin. Wrappers worn at extremities, spine chipped and front wrapper loosening, no flyleaves.

Notes

A scarce German imitation of Pine's Horace, produced entirely without type - each page engraved, text and illustration alike. Only a handful of copies are located by Library Hub, with a similar number in Worldcat. It even has some textual interest as the first edition to use a collation from a manuscript in the collection of H. W. Ebner von Eschenbach. The publisher was the widow of Balthasar Schmid (1705-1749), a printer-bookseller-engraver-musician who may have studied under Bach; the engravings are by his son, Johann Michael (1741-1793) who then took on the publishing business in the 1770s.

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