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Vergilius Maro, Publius
BUCOLICA, GEORGICA, ET AENEIS. PARIS: PIERRE DIDOT L'AINÉ, 1798
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 5,750 GBP
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166
Vergilius Maro, Publius
BUCOLICA, GEORGICA, ET AENEIS. PARIS: PIERRE DIDOT L'AINÉ, 1798
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 5,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Vergilius Maro, Publius
BUCOLICA, GEORGICA, ET AENEIS. PARIS: PIERRE DIDOT L'AINÉ, 1798
folio (480 x 330mm.), limited edition of 250 copies (this copy without a limitation statement), engraved frontispiece, 22 engraved plates by Gérard and Girodet, dark brown morocco elaborately gilt binding by John Wickwar of London, spine gilt in compartments, black morocco gilt dentelles with red watered silk gilt-edged boardliners and flyleaves, gilt edges, lacking half-title, occasional light foxing, extremities slightly rubbed

together with a copy of the Ledeboer library catalogue (Rotterdam, 1878), later cloth-backed boards, and a leaflet about this book produced by a previous owner


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Provenance

Joseph Walter King Eyton, coloured armorial bookplate (various sales, but not found in his 1848 Sotheby's sale catalogue of private press publications, large paper copies and works printed upon vellum); Lambertus Vincentius Ledeboer (1795-1891), of Rotterdam, bookplate with shelfmark, catalogue of his collection (Rotterdam, 1878), p. 309 (on p. 308 is a copy of Horace, Didot, 1799, also bound by Wickwar and owned by Joseph Eyton), and sale, Leiden, Brill, 4 November 1891, lot 427, bought by Brill for 39 fl.

Literature

Cohen-De Ricci 1019

Catalogue Note

"Edition splendide et de grand luxe" (Cohen-De Ricci). John Wickwar, who worked in Poland Street, Soho, died in the cholera epidemic of 1854; the British Library has a cathedral-style binding by him.

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