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[impression Didot - Photographie] - Quinti... - Lot 94 - Crait + Müller
[impression Didot - Photographie] - Quinti Horatii Flacci. - Opera. Cum commentario ad modum Joannis Bond. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1855. In-16 bound in full brown morocco, covers stamped with decoration in the taste of the seventeenth century, spine ribbed ornate, author and title gilt, fillet on the edges, interior scroll, red moire endpapers, edges gilt - [2 ff.], XLVI pp. (to the reader, life of Horace), 299 pp. Printed in lower-case letters and illustrated with photographic reproductions after drawings by Barias (1 fr., 6 h-t, 11 title vignettes, 2 double plans of Horace's villa and its surroundings), an improved reproduction of the edition given by the Elzeviers in 1676 and one of the first books illustrated by photography. Only a few copies have these proofs, the majority having been engraved by Huyot. Dedicated by Anselme Firmin Didot to Senator Alceste de Chapuys Montlaville.
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