Title: Titi Lucretii Cari De Rerum Natura, Libri Sex
Publisher:  Johannis Baskerville / John Baskerville, Birminghamae, 1772,
Seller ID: 99424
LUCRETIUS. Titi Lucretii Cari De Rerum Natura, Libri Sex. Birminghamae: typis Johannis Baskerville, MDCCLXXII. First Baskerville edition. Pp. (4),-280,(2). 4to, full contemporary red morocco, five raised bands with gilt dentelles and gilt lettering [Lucretius / Baskerville / Birminghamae / 1772] to spine, gilt tooled borders to boards and edges, all edges gilt.
A lovely Latin edition of Lucretius's epic Epicurean poem "On the Nature of the Universe".
Provenance: inked 1810 acquisition of one John Brown to first blank; bookplate of Montreal collector Alberti G. Nicholls to front pastedown.
Light shelfwear to extremities and outer hinges, sparse foxing to initial and final leaves, very small dampspot to fore-edge of pp. 85-88 (not affecting text), else a very good copy. 700.00