Opera, varietate lectionis et perpetua adnotatione illustrata, a C. G. Heyne [Works, edited by Christof Gottlieb Heyne]
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London: T. Payne et al., 1793. Third edition. Four volumes (without the frontispiece and engraved vignettes) in contemporary full leather, gilt decoration, titles. A good deal of superficial flaking, one volume number label (Vol. I) missing from spine. Internally tight and clean throughout. The speckled leather and bit of gilt not withstanding, a rather plain set, but with the bookplates and from the library of Sir William Gregory, The Right Hon.ble W. H. Gregory, K.C. M.G., Coole Park, Gort, Ireland, husband of Lady Augusta Gregory (playwright for the Irish National Theatre and confidante of W.B. Yeats, among others). See, for example, Yeats poetry collection The Wild Swans at Coole (1917). From the library and with the bookplate of Sir William [and Lady Augusta] Gregory at Coole Park, Ireland.
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