104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM


    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2488 | Lot 73
    Price Realized: $406With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

      Additional Images
    • 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