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Eneakan [Aeneid].
Gazar Venice 1845 - Octavo (23 x 15 cm). [2]pp., engraved frontispiece and title, [20], 631 pp. with three steel-engraved plates; very light spotting. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt, all edges gilt; slightly rubbed. Superbly bound example of the first Armenian edition of the Aeneid with aristocratic provenance; the translation of the Vergilius's immortal work was done by Etvart Hiwrmiwz (Edward Hurmuzian, 1799-1876). The copy bears a manuscript birthday dedication on flyleaf: "From Percy Radcliffe to his father, June 5th 1848" (i.e., J. Percival Pickford Radcliffe, 1824-1908, later 3rd Baronet). ?Very rare; no copy traceable in Europe. Not in Nersessian. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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