by Pliny the Younger (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus)
London: James Bettenham for Paul Vaillant, 1751. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Octavo. TWO VOLUMES. Engraved vignette title pages, dated and engraved vignette title page for The Tenth Book of Pliny's Epistles, illustrated with 20 wonderful copperplate engraved head and tail pieces. Vol. 1 ,450pp., pp. index,  pp. explanation of copper engravings. Vol. II. 397pp., pp. index, p. explanation of copper engravings. Bound in contemporary calf, older rebacking with original spines laid down, leather labels gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges speckled red; a few small minor splits to joints, light chipping and wear to spines ends and corners. Internally remarkably clean and bright. Overall a very good set. John Earl of Orrery writes to Charles Lord Boyle: "Pliny was an elegant scholar, an excellent philosopher, and a powerful orator, the patron and example of those arts and sciences , which he cultivated and admired. His abilities were only to be exceeded by his candour, and integrity; so that, among the most celebrated names of antiquity, scarce any character will be found adequate to Pliny." (Inventory #: 4970)
Literature, Americana, First Editions, Alcoholics Anonymous,Science and Technology.
Shipping & Return Policies
Shipping costs are extra and will be billed at cost according to customer's shipping preference with tracking availability. For all European countries, please provide a phone number. If by surface, please allow sufficient travel time for arrival. For approximate shipping cost by weight, destination and approximate travel time please contact us. All items are subject to prior sale. If you are interested in an item, we encourage you to inquire promptly. Personal checks must clear prior to shipment. All items sent on approval and have a ten day return privilege for any reason. Please notify us prior to returning. All returns must be properly packaged and insured. All items must be returned in same condition as sent.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.