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Quintus Horatius Flaccus; Horace
1682 Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera Illustrated Engraved Works of Horace Quarto Pou
Parisiis: E Typographia Regia, 1682. In a lovely morocco binding with the coat of arms/Royal Standard of France of the Bourbon Restoration to the front and rear boards. This arms has three fleur-de-lis, a crown and the Order of the Holy Spirit. In the original Latin. Collated, complete with half title and engraved title page as called for. Title page has a small closed tear to the page edge. Horace's Odes were regarded by many, including the rhetorician Quintilian, as the only Latin lyrics worth reading. Horace In a full straight grained morocco binding. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the joints and to the spine. Loss to the head and tail of spine. Small loss to the extremities. Patches of rubbing to the boards. Joints are starting but firm due to cracks at the head and tail. Endpapers are cockled due to light damp staining. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have light tidemarks to edges. Engraved title page has small tear. Light spotting to pages with some offsetting from tailpieces, heaviest to pages 243, 285 and 302 not affecting the text. Overall Condition: Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
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