The Works of Virgil: Containing his Pastorals, Georgics and Aeneis; translated into English verse ... The Works of Virgil: Containing his Pastorals, Georgics and Aeneis; translated into English verse ... The Works of Virgil: Containing his Pastorals, Georgics and Aeneis; translated into English verse ... The Works of Virgil: Containing his Pastorals, Georgics and Aeneis; translated into English verse ...

The Works of Virgil: Containing his Pastorals, Georgics and Aeneis; translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden in three volumes; adorned with above a hundred sculptures [provenance: Moncure Biddle]

Virgil

Published by Jacob Tonson, London, 1709
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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The third edition. 3 volumes ([2], 108, 211, [1] p.; [2], 213-545, [1] p.; [2], 549-857, [1] p.; 3 engraved frontispieces (portraits of Dryden), 101 additional leaves of plates; 20 cm. (8vo). Contemporary Cambridge-style calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled title and volume number in second compartment of each with gilt-tooled decorations in remaining compartments. Double gilt-rolled borders on boards with floral decoration in corners. Edges have blind-rolled decoration. All page edges speckled red. Title pages in red and black. Volumes 2 and 3 have no edition statement. Paged continuously. Engravings variously signed: M. vander Gucht, AE, and L. du Guernier. Includes Chetwood's Life of Virgil and Preface to the Pastorals (v. 1, p. 13-100) and Addison's An Essay on the Georgics (v. 1, 77-92). Neither work is signed. (Cf. D.N.B., 4:210 on Chetwood, and The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, 2:1100 on Addison.) ESTC, T64661. Small (3.5 x 3 cm.) dark green leather bookplate of Moncure Biddle on front fixed endpapers with gilt-tooled decoration. The library of Philadelphia investment banker and book collector Moncure Biddle (d. 1956) was sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries in April 1952. In Very Good Condition: edges are rubbed; front joints starting from head of spine on each volume; front boards of vol. 1 and vol. 3 have a few scrapes; pages and plates are clean and bright. Bookseller Inventory # 002837

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Title: The Works of Virgil: Containing his ...

Publisher: Jacob Tonson, London

Publication Date: 1709

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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