1793 · Parmae
This Bodoni edition of Horace followed — and improved on, according to the Valpy library catalogue — the folio printing of 1791, which marked the first major appearance of Bodoni's newly designed and cut types. Brooks says simply, "bella edizione da tutti i punti di vista." According to Renouard this beautiful production was => limited to 150 copies. It was edited by Jose? Nicola?s de Azara y Perera (marquis de Nibbiano), Carlo Fea, and Stefano Arteaga.
Binding: 19th-century half brown pebbled morocco and marbled paper sides, spine with gilt-stamped title and publication information, signed binding done by Pawson & Nicholson (with their rubber-stamp on front free endpaper), the noted American firm of the last quarter of the 19th-century.
Provenance: Front pastedown with 19th-century armorial bookplate of a descendant of the famous Philadelphia collector Isaac Norris (argent, on a chevron gules between three falcons' heads erased sable a mullet Or, with the motto "Ubique patriam reminisci"; note that design differs from the one engraved by James Turner); front free endpaper with bookplate of Brian Douglas Stilwell.
Brooks 493; Brunet, III, 322; Giani 37 (p. 46); Renouard, II, 263; Schweiger, II, 413. Binding as above, minimal rubbing. Top edge gilt. Bookplates as above; front free endpaper verso with pencilled reference annotations. => Broad, wide-margined pages clean and fresh. (Inventory #: 40155)