Oct 16, 2018 - Sale 2488

Sale 2488 - Lot 73

Price Realized: $ 406
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Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
HORATIUS FLACCUS, QUINTUS. Opera. 8 plates, including frontispieces, and a profusion of illustrations, head- and tailpieces, and ornamental initials. [30], 264, [2]; [22], 191, [14] pages. Contents entirely engraved throughout by John Pine. 2 volumes. 8vo, 218x137 mm, contemporary red morocco attractively gilt; contents offset with scattered foxing, school prize inscription dated 1870 in Volume 1, conspicuous stains on pages 78-79 in Volume 2. Bookplates of Joseph Hodges Choate, Mabel Choate, and Francis John Hughes. London, 1733-37

Additional Details

first pine edition, "the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books in which text and illustrations alike are entirely engraved" (Ray); second state of page 108 in Volume 2, with "potest" in the numismatic headpiece. Ray, The Art of the Illustrator and the Book in England, page 3.