Near Fine with no dust jacket. Inv. #1023G. Reproduced from the First Folio Edition of Dryden's Collected Works of Virgil, published by Jacob Tonson, in London, 1697. The Twenty engravings are reproduced from the originals in the first folio edition. Printed by Richard Ellis for Cheshire House Publishers, New York; Number 1138 of 1200 copies. In publisher's original 1/2 Tan Leather over brown cloth boards in original slipcase. Near fine, with some slight fading to leather spine.; Engravings; Folio 13" - 23" tall. First Edition. Binding is Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Georgics of Virgil
Publisher: NY Cheshire Press 1931.
Book Description New York: Cheshire House, 1931, 1931. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Folio, 1/2 leather, boards; xiii, 182pp., 20 plates. Limited edition of 1200, our copy unnumbered. VG: boards lightly soiled and rubbed, leather light rubbed at the corners and ends; hinges & joints quite solid; minor soiling to the front prelims, minor spotting to the rear; clean text and illustrations with a few quite pale and marginal spots toward the end. Extra postage may be asked. Seller Inventory # ATLVGJDTCH31
Book Description Jacob Tonson, London, 1721. Leatherbound. Condition: Very good. FOUDRINIER, Paul (illustrator). 5th Edition. 3 vols. 16.5cm.Gold impressing on spines. Blind impressing on boards. Vol. 1: 3-336p. with 34 etchings by sulpsit, P. Fourdrinier including portrait of Dryden as frontispiece. Vol. 2: 337-706p. with 37 etchings. Vol 3. 707-1043p. with 32 etching (27th and 28th plates face each other and form a single battle scene). Spines worn with faded and partially missing labels. Boards securely attached with bumps and wear from use. . Ex. library with only marking the small labels affixed to the inside of the front boards on the pasted endpaper. Discolouration to endpapers. Pages clean and text clear. Vol. 1: The Life of Pub. Virgilius Maro.; Preface to the Pastorals with a Short Defence of Virgil; Virgil's Pastorals; Virgil's Georgics. Vol. 2: Dedication to John, Lord Marquess of Normandy, Earl of Musgrave &c. and Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter; Virgil's Aeneis First-Sixth Books; Vol. 3: Virgil's Aeneis Seventh-Twelfth books, Postscript to the Reader; Notes and Observations on Virgil's Works in English. John Dryden (1631-1700) was an English critic, playwright and poet who completed and first published his translation of Virgil's complete works in 1697. This 5th edition from 1721 features 103 etchings by renowned engraver Paul Foudrinier (1698-1758), whose son, Henry, would, in 1806, patent a continuous papermaking machine immortalizing the family name with his Foundrinier machine. Seller Inventory # 116874
Book Description Jacob Tonson, London, 1709. Hardcover. Condition: Good Plus. 3rd Edition. Three volume set of the classic works of Virgil, being the third edition (first non-folio) of Dryden's translation: "Adorn'd with above a Hundred Sculptures." Contemporary calf covers, respined at some early point (19th century) with original spine leather laid down. Gilt stamped spines remain attractive although very worn with title and volume numbers barely readable. Hinges are in good shape with exception of some splitting beginning at the top of volume three. Corners are a bit bumped and edges somewhat worn. Early book plate and three differing frontispieces of Dryden, facing red and black printed title pages in each volume. Pages moderately toned, with some offsetting to the title pages from the frontispieces but little associated with the other illustrations, and with only very occasional foxing and somewhat heavier browning to a few sections. Slight creasing ("paper waving") to upper portion of pages in the second half of volume two, and similar to last third of volume three (visible but quite minor). Overall pages are very good. No markings. Bindings solid. An early attractively printed and wonderfully illustrated set. About 5 x 7.8 in (13 x 20 cm). Seller Inventory # 000017