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Lucretius Carus De rerum natura libri sex London 1712
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Lucretius Carus De rerum natura libri sex London 1712

Exceptionally beautiful illustrated edition of Lucretius' work "De rerum natura libri sex. ..." with engraved frontispiece and six lovely copper engravings as well as six text initials. London, Jacobi Tonson, 1712.

SIZE: about h 29,5 cm x w 24,0 cm x d 5,0 cm

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Exceptionally beautiful illustrated edition of Lucretius' work "De rerum natura libri sex. ..." with engraved frontispiece and six lovely copper engravings as well as six text initials. London, Jacobi Tonson, 1712.

TITLE:

'Titi Lucretii Cari De Rerum Natura Libri Sex. Ad optimorum Exemplarium fidem recensiti. Accesserunt Variae Lectiones, Quae in Libris MSS. & Eruditorum Commentariis notatu digniores occurrunt.'

PRINT:
Jacobi Tonson, London, 1712

DESCRIPTION:
Fascinating edition of 'De rerum natura libri sex' of Titus Lucretius Carus, London, by Jacobi Tonson, 1712. This print is an eye-catcher because of its beautiful copper engravings, with a frontispiece after Pietr beretin and six full paged copper plates by Guerin. This work is furthermore illustrated with 7 engraved starting vignettes and 4 finishing vignettes, in addition 6 text initials decorate the text. This edition is a very lovely exemplar with clear printing and gilt title on spine. The front cover shows an owners note of the Earl of Cork & Orrey.

COVER:
- calfskin binding with gilt title on spine and gilt edges

SIZE:
- cover about h 29,5 cm x w 24,0 cm x d 5,0 cm

TYPE AREA:
- leaf size: about h 28,5 cm x w 22,0 cm
- type area: about h 23,0 cm x w 15,5 cm

COLLATION:
- 2 blank leaves
- frontispiece
- title leaf
- 1 leaf preface
- 189 leaves content (numbered pages 1 till 378)
- 1 leaf epilogue
- 19 leaves index
- 2 blank leaves
- probably complete

ILLUSTRATION:
- frontispiece
- 6 copper engravings, 5 full paged; 1 folded one
- 7 engraved starting vignettes
- 4 engraved finishing vignettes
- 6 engraved initials

CONDITION:
- in good preservation
Cover:
- scuffed and damaged at edges, margin and spine
- some scratches and defects in leather
Paper:
- very good paper and printing quality, very strong paper
- slight age-appropriate toning and staining
- 1 leaf with marginal defect
- small worm trace at the first 2 leaves
- sporadic small marginal defects

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