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Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus (Henry Homer & Charles Combe, eds.)
Opera, cum variis lectionibus, notis variorum, et indice locupletissimo.
Londini [London]: excudebant Gul. Browne, et Joh. Warren. et prostant venales apud T. Payne et J. Edwards. 1792, 1793. Londini [London]: excudebant Gul. Browne, et Joh. Warren. et prostant venales apud T. Payne et J. Edwards. 1792, 1793. First edition thus. 2 vols., 4to, pp. [iv], xlix, [i], 646; [iv], 532, 196 + engraved portrait frontispiece (bound after title- page). Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, boards bordered with a pair of double gilt rules interlocking at the centre of each edge around a gilt oval, spines divided by double raised bands between and enclosing gilt rules, second and third compartments gilt-lettered direct, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Frontispiece spotted and with a small dampstain to upper inside corner, also offset onto dedication leaf, a few gatherings spotted, two leaves with a small piece torn from blank edge. Spines lightly sunned, a bit of rubbing around the edges, a few small scrapes to boards. Milltown Park library stamp to dedication in vol. 1 and title-page in vol. 2 and their shelfmark label to front pastedowns, along with the William O'Brien bequest label and, in vol. 1, a gift inscription to initial blank giving the book to Alfred Walmsley, from his great uncle Richard Besley, a clipped catalogue description (for the large paper version) to verso of vol. 1 flyleaf. A very nicely bound copy of the luxurious regular-paper issue of Combe's Horace. The generous margins mean that it is often mistaken for the 25-copy large-paper issue, though that is even larger. This copy is nonetheless slightly taller than usual, preservi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Unsworth's Booksellers, ILAB, ABA, PBFA. [Folkestone, KENT, United Kingdom]

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