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Londini: Aeneis Tabulis incidit Johannes Pine, 1733-37.. Two volumes. [30],264,[2]; [22],191,[15]pp. Large octavos (22 x 13.5 cm). Full 19th century or early 20th century unsigned crimson Russia, spines ruled and decorated in gilt, boards with triple rule borders, gilt inner dentelles, pastepaper endsheets, a.e.g. Frontis in each volume. Extensive lists of subscribers in each volume. Tiny creased tear in fore-edge of rear binder's blank in first volume, but a fine, fresh set. First edition, first issue of this beautiful edition, engraved by Pine throughout with text, plates, portraits, vignettes, and initials. This first issue has the uncorrected reading 'Post Est' in the caption to the Caesar medallion on II:108, later corrected to 'Potest.' The printed "List of Antiques" which occurs in some copies is not present in this set - it is present in only one of the three Rothschild sets. "Pine's complete command of his craft makes this the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books in which text and illustrations alike are entirely engraved"- Ray. "Ouvrage très recherché ... " - Cohen - De Ricci. ROTHSCHILD 1546. Ray, ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND, p. 3. BRUNET III:320. COHEN -DE RICCI, pp.497-8. ESTC T46226.
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