Catulli, Tibulli, Et Propertii Opera [Catullus etc, 1772]


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Poetry from three great Roman poets – Gaius Catullus, Albius Tibullus & Sextus Propertius. [In Latin].

With the book plate of New Zealand photographer, historian and collector Frederic Hardwicke-Knight, it also contains records from book catalogues of other copies and their prices pasted onto front flyleaf (pictured).

This is the 1772 duodecimo printing (a large quarto-sized volume was also produced) by John Baskerville of Birmingham. Full contemporary calf, gilt rules on covers, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments (one containing red morocco label); a very good copy of a beautiful old book.