Parisiis: Ex Typographia Firminorum Didot, 1855. First edition, as such. 12mo., xlvi, 299 pp., 18 mounted albumen photographs, and 2 double-page maps with tissue guards, a.e.g. Bound in a later full morocco, decorated with rules and corner ornaments in blind, patterned endpapers. The gutter is partially opened at the title-page with slight tearing; otherwise a very good copy. Item #52671
The Latin commentary was edited by Friedrich Dübner: with "Vie d'Horace" by Noël Des Vergers. There are at least three variation of this edition; text with engraved plates, text with albumen photographs rather than engraved plates, and a vellum printing with albumen photographs.
It is said that the engraved plates were wearing down, so the publisher conceived of albumen photographs as a substitute, making this is one of the earliest examples of photographs to illustrate a text. The photographic plates include a frontispiece, 6 plates with letterpress notes, and 11 vignettes.
Brunet III, 325. The Truthful Lens, No. 179 as a note.