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    Sale 2488 | Lot 73
    Price Realized: $406With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2488 Lot 73

      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

      Estimate $300 - 500

      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.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $406