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PINE, John (1690-1756)
QUINTI HORACE FLACCI OPERA
Londini : aeneis tabulis incidit Iohannes Pine /37, 1732. Second issue, with the reading "POTEST" instead of "POST EST" on the coin in Vol II, p.108. Finely engraved throughout, with numerous illustrations and vignettes. Two volumes. Demy 8vo. (230 mm); [32], [262]; [24], [192], [14] pp. Handsomely bound in late 19th cent. half calf over marbled boards, spines richly gilt decorated with olive lettering pieces, all edges gilt. Occasional light foxing and offsetting, as is usually found in this work. A Fine copy. ESTC. t046226. Rothschild 1548. "Printing and the Mind of the Man", Fine Printing 105. A tour de force of English engraving by the best practitioner of his time, printed entirely without type (except for one leaf listing the illustrations which is lacking in most copies, including this one, although it is supplied ion photocopy) "The text is engraved as well as numerous and beautiful vignettes which accompany it; of these vignettes, the copies which contain the first impressions are valuable and much sought after" (Dibdin). This copy, as stated above, is NOT the first impression. John Pine was a contemporary and friend of Hogarth. He understood the value of pre-publication subscriptions and the subscription list printed at the beginning of the book must be one of the most illustrious of its kind, naming the great and good from every corner of Europe, including the kings of England, Spain, and Portugal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Worlds End Bookshop (ABA, PBFA, ILAB) [LONDON, United Kingdom]
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