by Baskerville, John [compiler] Virgil, Juvenal & Persius, Horace, Lucretius, Catellus, Terence, Sallustius
Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1757-1773. First Baskerville Editions. Royal 4tos, 9x11 1/4"; VG-; paneled spines with six floral gilt compartments and gilt title-pieces; bound in full Etruscan calfskin, both boards in three parts, the center of dark brown marbled calf panels with gilt Greek key surrounds, this set within lighter tan blind ruled and stamped panels, the whole previous two encompassed by a gilt acanthus border, outer edges gilt with a floral design and gilt Greek key pattern then repeated on turn-ins; some warping of boards and wear to spines, some gilt worn, especially on spines, some leather cracking; turn in has bled onto ffep and frep on all volumes; text blocks have some slight wear, else good; text clean; slight foxing, mostly concentrated on a few pages; This is a complete set of Baskerville's Latin classics, containing the following volumes; 1: Publii Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis (Virgil), 1757, 432pp.; 2: D. Junii Juvenalis et Auli Persii Flacci Satyrae.(Juvenal & Persius), 1761, 240pp.; 3: Quintus Horatius Flaccus. (Horace), 1770, 344pp.; 4: Titi Lucretii Cari De Rerum Natura Libri Sex. (Lucretius), 1772, 280pp.; 5: Catulli, Tibulli, Et Propertii Opera (Catellus), 1772, 372pp.; 6: Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae (Terence), 1772, 364pp.; 7: C. Crispus Sallustius, Et L. Annaeus Florus (Sallustius), 1773, 317pp.; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; GP consignment; shelved above Civil War. Dupont. (Inventory #: 9-114-1259679)
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