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Works of Horace (4 vols complete): The Odes, Epodes, and Carmen Seculare of Horace (2 vols). The Satire of Horace. The Epistles and Art of Poetry of Horace. In Latin and English. With Critical Notes Collected from His Best Latin and French Commentator
A. Millar, London 1743 - xvi, 311 pp.(1743); 385 pp. (1743); xvi, 349 pp.(1746); 313 pp., [ 1 p. errata] [4pp. publisher's advertisement] (1746). Full calf bindings elaborately tooled on both front and rear boards in three concentric vertical rectangles, each a different shade of brown. Spines have seven raised bands, two black leather labels with gilt lettering and rules. The lettering is bright and legible. Extremities are rubbed particularly at the corners. General wear and some crackling and flaking of leather; in a few places the leather at joints has started to separate. Bindings are very tight, skillfully and almost unnoticeably reinforced with archival tape. Text block is tight and bright white, remarkably with virtually no foxing. Pages are wavy but this does not affect their legibility. Volumes I and III have some water staining, again not affecting legibility. Volume I title page has been clipped at the top, but full title is intact, owner's signature on p. iii and inked notation on rear fep. End papers are toned, binding glue has soaked through. Book plates of Owen Winston on front paste downs. Latin on verso and English translation on the recto with explanatory notes at the bottom (in English). Samuel Johnson considered Francis' translation of Horace's lyrical poetry to be the best. A scarce complete set. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: The Chatham Bookseller]
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