SALLUSTIUS CRISPUS, GAIUS
La conjuracion de Catilina y la Guerra de Jugurta. Madrid: Joachin Ibarra, 1772
folio (368 x 255mm.), half-title, engraved title-page, text in Spanish and Latin, engraved portrait of Sallust, engraved initials, head- and tailpieces, 9 engraved plates (including a map of North Africa), engraved illustrations (many depicting coins), modern crushed brown morocco by Angulo, inner boards decorated with coloured crushed morocco onlays, slipcase, UNCUT, very small marginal stain on GG4
A TALL AND CRISP COPY of Ibarra's marvellous edition. The translation into Castilian (with commentary and editorial apparatus) was by the Infante Don Gabriel (1752-1788), and the printing was commissioned by Gabriel's father, Charles III. "It was an outstanding achievement of the eighteenth-century printing industry and proof that the Spanish government's encouragement of printing had begun to reap its harvest" (Charles Noel, "In the house of reform: the Bourbon Court of eighteenth-century Spain", in Enlightened Reform in Southern Europe and its Atlantic Colonies, 2009, edited by Gabriel Paquette, p. 161).
Cohen-De Ricci 938; Palau 288134 ("esta obra tiene fama de ser la más bien impresa de España")
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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