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Publii Virgilii Maronis: Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis
Dabam Petrus Didot Natu Major, Parisiis (Paris) 1791 - Rare. 1791, First edition thus. This is copy #40 of 100 signed by the publisher, here, P. Didot, on the verso of the last page. 513 pp. Latin text. Hardcover, large 4to. (9.75 x 15"), 1840's rebinding in full deep blue morocco, gilt ruled, with 5 raised bands and gilt title on spine, marbled text-blocks. Some rubbing and scuffing to the boards and edges, and parts of the gilt-ruling have flaked off. Light wear to spine ends. Outer hinges show light to moderate cracking, but still securely attached. Sound inner hinges. The text is unmarked and the pages have remained a crisp, bright white. Occasional foxing to page margins, though slightly heavier toward the beginning and end of the text. The new endpapers are heavily soiled. The previous owner's name, Hugh Davids is stamped in gilt on the front cover. Davids' pencil signature and bookplate also appear on the front pastedown. A beautifully printed book; quite rare and signed by Pierre Didot, the famous printer and co-inventor of the Didot typeface. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
Last Found On: 2014-10-10           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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