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Publii Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica et Æneis.

Author/creator Virgil
Other author/creatorBaskerville, John, 1706-1775, printer.
Other author/creatorMelville, Beresford V., former owner.
Format Book and Print
Edition[Second edition].
Publication InfoBirminghamiae : Typis Johannis Baskerville, 1757 [i.e. 1771]
Description12 unnumbered pages, 432 pages ; 30 cm (4to)
Variant title Bucolica, Georgica et Æneis
Local noteJoyner Rare copy bound in straight grain goat leather with wove paper. Includes armorial bookplate featuring three crests with two shields with the inscription below reading "Invictus maneo" on front pastedown and armorial bookplate with motto "Denique coelum" of Beresford V. Melville on verso of second front flyleaf.
General noteDate in Roman numerals.
General noteIdentified as second edition, commonly said to be printed in 1771. In this edition the 'J' of "Johannis" is to the left of the 'B' of "Birminghamiae." Cf. Gaskell.
General noteMisnumeration: main series runs 1-103, 104-5, 105-231, 233-432 (=423) as in the first edition. Cf. Gaskell.
General noteList of subscribers on p. [5-12]
General noteHeadline damaged on pp. 7 and 25; misplaced after the page number on p. 83; inverted on p. 239.
General notePp. 143-4: set from the cancellantia of both S4 and T1, thereby omitting line 457 entirely.
General noteVerso of t.p. and pages [30] and [104] are blank.
References Gaskell, P. John Baskerville, 2
Acquisitions source Joyner Rare copy Purchased from George Bayntun, 3/28/2018
Issued in other formOnline version: Virgil. Publii Virgilii Maronis Bucolica ; Georgica ; et Aeneis. Birminghamiae : Typis Johannis Baskerville., 1757 [i.e. 1771]
Genre/formWove papers (Paper) England 18th century.
Genre/formGoatskin bindings (Binding) England Birmingham 18th century.

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner Rare Collection PA6801 .A2 1771 ✔ Available Request Material