Item #133824 QUINTI HORATII FLACCI OPERA. Quintus Flaccus Horace.
QUINTI HORATII FLACCI OPERA.
QUINTI HORATII FLACCI OPERA.

QUINTI HORATII FLACCI OPERA.

... Aeneis tabulis incidit Johannes Pine. [Text in Latin]. In two volumes. Volume I: Pp. [xxxii]+176+[2]+[177]-266](last blank); Volume II: Pp. [xxiv]+48+[2]+[49]-94+[2]+[95]-172+[2]+[173]-192(last blank)+[14](list of illustrations, last blank); both volumes lavishly illustrated with engravings throughout, including frontispieces and title page vignettes, full page illustrations, numerous pictorial head & tailpieces (including a couple of maps) and decorative initials; early mottled calf boards with gilt panelling (narrow perimeter borders enclosing a central lozenge-shaped ornament built up with small tools), neatly and sympathetically rebacked with later spines lettered and decorated in gilt between raised bands, gilt lettered red leather title & volume labels, the boards slightly rubbed and grazed, fore-corners lightly worn; all edges red (faded); within a later (but not recent) red cloth and marbled paper solander box with printed paper title label; marbled endpapers, small catalogue slip and blue pencilled bibliographic annotation on verso of upper free endpaper Volume I, inked gift inscription (to John William Goodday from his father, dated 1824), at head of title pages and the recipient's signature on preliminary blank in both volumes, small institutional stamp at head of fol. H3 in Volume II, a couple of tiny edge splits, a few pale marginal damp stains, occasional light foxing and soiling; Johannes Pine, London, 1733-1737. First Edition, first issue, with the misprint 'post est'in the medallion of Caesar on p. 108, Volume II. Lowndes, p. 1113; Dibdin, Volume II, p. 108; Blumenthal, Art of the Printed Book, p. 24. *John Pine (1690-1756) was an English engraver and cartographer , and a close friend of William Hogarth (who painted Pine several times ). In 1731 Pine worked with James Oglethorpe and others on the first conceptual map of the American colony of Georgia. Later he collaborated with the surveyor John Rocque on the first detailed map of London, which was published in 1746. His edition of the works of Horace, for which he engraved both the text and illustrations, is considered a masterpiece of 18th century book art. The numerous subscribers for the edition included royalty and nobility (the Prince of Wales, the Holy Roman Emperor, the King and Queen of Spain, the Prince of Orange, several Dukes and Earls), Edmund Halley, George Frederic Handel, Alexander Pope, Horace Walpole, Jonathan Swift, Richard Sheridan, and William Hogarth. In 1735, Pine successfully collaborated with Hogarth and George Virtue to obtain passage of a law securing copyrights for artists. He was a Freeman of the City of London, an influential Freemason, an official of the Royal Mint, and (from 1743) Engraver of His Majesty's Signet and Seals. Item #133824

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