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C. Crispus Sallustius; et L. Annaeus Florus.

SALLUSTIUS CRISPUS (Caius) and FLORUS (Lucius Annaeus).

SALLUSTIUS CRISPUS (Caius) and FLORUS (Lucius Annaeus).

C. Crispus Sallustius; et L. Annaeus Florus. [Histories].

12mo. [180 x 107 x 19 mm]. 275pp. Bound in contemporary green goatskin, the covers gilt tooled with a "greek-key" border and lettered at the centre "Benj: Phipps". Smooth spine divided into six panels by gilt fillets and a floral roll, lettered in the second, the others with a trophy tool comprising a snake, a vase and a quiver, and a leafy scroll in the corners, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (A small red goatskin label has come away from the foot of the spine, but the letters of Baskerville's name are clearly visible, a little rubbed and once rather over-zealously polished).
Birminghamiae: typis Joannis Baskerville, 1774.

Gaskell 55d.

Occasional light foxing, but a good copy.

Bound for Benjamin Phipps. Ownership inscription of C. Richards of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. A few early pencil notes in the margins. Maggs Bros cost code. Ownership mark of Edwin Wolf 2nd, and his acquisition note: "Maggs Bros. Nov 4, 1941. £2.15.0."

Stock no. ebc904

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