Book Description

4to, pp. [ii], xii, 307, [i]. Half-title. Small hole to centre of A4 affecting a couple of words, paper flaw to Q4 resulting in shorter fore-edge margin. Deep red morocco, spine heavily gilt with black morocco label, ornate gilt border to boards, edges dark blue, marbled endpapers. A bit rubbed, joints and endcaps neatly repaired, corners worn, upper hinge repaired, but very good overall. Armorial bookplate of William Scott Kerr of Chatto to front paste-down, and gift inscription to blank endpaper: ‘To William Kerr, from his friend James Hope, Edinb. 25th Oct 1823’.
Dealer Notes
The luxurious ‘large-paper’ quarto imposition - using the same setting of text as the octavo, and therefore capaciously-margined - of the fourth Foulis edition of Horace, following on from the 1744 ‘Immaculate’ edition and reprints of 1750 and 1756 (the latter a medal-winning printing). The process of rearranging the frames has not gone entirely smoothly, with pages 20 (C2v) and 24 (C4v) swapped.
Gaskell 383; ESTC T46249.
Author [Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus:
Date 1760.
Publisher Glasguae [Glasgow]: in aedibus academicis excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis,

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