Opera. 2 Vols.

London, John Pine, 1733-37. Royal 8vo. Bound in 2 cont. uniform red full morocco (bound by Derome ?) Spine with raised bands, profusely gilt compartments. Tome-and titlelabels with gilt lettering. Large gilt crowned arms on all covers. Covers with 3 line gilt borders. Broad inside gilt borders. All edges gilt. Some repairs to upper and lower compartments and hinges. A bit rubbed along edges. A large fine copy on good paper.

First editon, first issue ("post est Caesar" in sted of "potest Caesar" on medal p. 108, vol II) with the first impressions. This beautiful work, said to be the finest illustrated English book of the 18th century, became a main inspiration for the art of bookillustration. "This edition is much esteemed by the curious. The text is ENGRAVED as well as the numerous and beautiful vignettes which accompany it: of these vignettes, the copies which contain the FIRST IMPRESSIONS are valuable and much sought after." (Dibdin II: 108).

Order-nr.: 51697

DKK 15.000,00