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Decii Junii Juvenalis Aquinatis Satiræ.

JUVENALIS (Decius Junius) and PERSIUS FLACCUS (Aulus).

JUVENALIS (Decius Junius) and PERSIUS FLACCUS (Aulus).

Decii Junii Juvenalis Aquinatis Satiræ Decem et Sex. Auli Persii Flacci Satiræ Sex.

Each page with a red decorative border.

4to. [285 x 222 x 26 mm]. Contemporary binding by Riviere (signed on the front endleaf with an ink pallet) of polished calf, the covers with a gilt border composed of two fillets and a floral roll. The spine divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second on a red goatskin label, the others tooled with flowers, sprigs etc, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with a gilt zig-zag roll, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (A few dark spots on the covers and one panel on the spine slightly rubbed).
Londini: [excudebat Carolus Whittingham], 1845.

A fine copy of this handsome edition of Juvenal and Persius, printed by Whittingham. There is a preliminary leaf with a printed presentation from E.C. Hawtrey, the headmaster of Eton, completed by hand with the name of the recipient, Ramsay, and the date 1849. This is also in a red border.

The binding by Riviere is an early and typically neat example of his work. Robert Riviere was apprenticed to a London binder before setting up business in Bath in 1829. He returned to London in about 1840 and was soon established as one of the foremost West End binders.

Stock no. ebc2496

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Price: £500