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Titi Lucretii Cari De Rerum Natura, Libri Sex, LUCRETIUS BASKERVILLE

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),[1]-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

Price = 700.00 CDN
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