Typis Academicis, Impensis Jacobi Tonson, Bibliopolae Londin.






Ad optimerum exemplarium fidem recensita. accesserunt variae lectiones quae in libris mss et eruditorum commentariis notatu digniores occurrunt. [edited by james talbot, whose name appears on verso of title].

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 4to. 11.75 x 9.25 inches. [viii] + 479 + [2] pp. Notes in double columns. Bound in original speckled calf, boards with decorative blind stamped panels; spine recently rebacked with raised bands, decorated gilt with original contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Some browning of flyleaves and light spotting elsewhere; otherwise a very good crisp copy. Armourial bookplate of Willm. Addison Fountaine and signature of Will Addison at head of title. Crossed out inscription on first free endpaper. Illustrated by engraved frontispiece, and dedication page, head and tailpiece vignettes. The works of Horace are included in the following order: Four books of Carminum (Odes), Epodes, Carmen seculare (Song of the Ages), two books of the Satyrum, two books of the Epistolarum and the Ars poetica, with notes at the end. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65BC-8BC) fought on the losing side at Philippi, but was later reconciled with Augustus and settled on an estate at Tivoli. He is considered to be one of the greatest Latin poets. This handsome Cambridge University Press edition was owned by William Addison Fountaine, who may be the clergyman of that name (1767-1837), recorded by Bath Record Office. (ESTC R21196).

[Stock No. 27057]

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