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The Poems of Virgil. Translated into English Prose. by  John (Publius Vergilus Maro) Conington - Hardcover - 1890 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: Biblio575)

The Poems of Virgil. Translated into English Prose.

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The Poems of Virgil. Translated into English Prose.

by Conington, John (Publius Vergilus Maro)

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Longman Green & Co. London. 1890. Octavo. (2), 424pp. Handsome full contemporary morocco. Spine in six compartments with raised bands. Gilt lettering to spine. Blind triple bordering rules to boards. Inner gilt curlicues. All edges gilt. Triple banded silk bookmark. Some slight shelfwear. Appears unread. Eton prize binding with bookplate to fep (Edmund Warre).

John Conington (1825 - 1869) Classical scholar. Corpus Professor of Latin at the University of Oxford from 1854 till his death.


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The Poems of Virgil. Translated into English Prose.
Conington, John (Publius Vergilus Maro)
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Longman Green & Co
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Virgil, Classics, Literature, Poetry, Eton binding
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Literature; Christmas gift ideas; Fine Bindings;

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About Paul Haynes Rare Books

Paul Haynes has been an antiquarian bookseller since 1978. Based in Hay on Wye, he travels worldwide to buy and sell rare and old books. A member of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Paul Haynes Rare Books offers both antiquarian and scarce books in all subjects, with something of a bias towards the owner's passion for Travel and Exploration.


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raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the... [More]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [More]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [More]
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [More]

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