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The Works of Virgil by Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) / Robert Andrews (Trans.) - 1st English Language Edition  - 1766 - from Tarrington Books and Biblio.com

The Works of Virgil

by Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) / Robert Andrews (Trans.)

Condition: Very Good Plus


Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1766. 1st English Language Edition . Very Good Plus. 5.75 x 9 inches (14.5 x 22.5 cm). Very fine recent full leather binding. Five raised bands and red morocco title label to spine, Cambridge panels and blind decoration to boards. Page signature L is slightly proud of the page block, light marking to title page, numerous pages have a light crease to the top corner, text very clean throughout. A very attractive example of Baskerville's first English language edition featuring his distinctive typeface. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. Hardback. Printed pages: 536


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