QUINTI HORATII FLACCI OPERA, CUM NOVO COMMENTARIO AD MODUM JOANNIS BOND. Horace.
QUINTI HORATII FLACCI OPERA, CUM NOVO COMMENTARIO AD MODUM JOANNIS BOND.

QUINTI HORATII FLACCI OPERA, CUM NOVO COMMENTARIO AD MODUM JOANNIS BOND.

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.

Price: $300.00

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