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WORKS OF VIRGIL CONTAINING HIS PASTORALS, GEORGICS AND AENEIS, Translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden
London: Jacob Tonson, 1697. First Edition. With a finely engraved titlepage and sculptural frontispiece and 101 additional and very beautiful full page copper engraved plates. Folio in fours, (334 x 220mm.), contemporary calf, the spine with raised bands and lettering label gilt, skillfully rebacked using original materials at some point in time. 690 pp. A decent and well preserved copy, solid and sound with the paper occasionally toned or mellowed by time, occasional spotting as might be typical. Plate and engravings in good order though with these particular attributes. An exquisitely printed work. The quality of the engraving work is absolutely superb and the setting of the type of the very highest quality. Having this book in one’s hands makes one reflect upon how wonderful a folio edition of Shakespeare might have been had Tonson ever undertaken the task. Dryden’s translation, first published one year previous to this edition, one much acclaim and in fact would remain the standard for generations.
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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