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Wed 24th Jun 2020 - 12pm

Auction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books, Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera etc. etc. Viewing by appointment from June 8th, in accordance with government guidelines
Auction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books, Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera etc. etc.
Limited viewing by appointment after June 8th, in accordance with current government guidelines
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Lot 114

London: Pine, 1733-1737,. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 2 volumes, 9 inches tall. A wonderful 18th century full crushed morocco, fresh. With gilt raised bands and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt rolls and corner tools to the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. The first edition of both volumes. The finest example of an 18th century English books in which text and illustrations are entirely engraved. With exquisite rococo decoration to almost every page. 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 engraver, and a friend of William Hogarth. This edition of the works of Horace, for which he engraved both the text and illustrations, is considered one of the masterpieces of the 18th century book arts. The Subscribers list included both Jonathan Swift and Charles Ford and George Friedrick Handel. The enclosed copy is accompanied with a letter by Thomas Bodkin Dated December 1927 , the year in which he took up the Directorship of the National Gallery in Dublin to Professor Alton the Professor of Latin at Trinity College Dublin who subsequently went on to become the Provost in 1942. The letter confirms that Bodkin had been left the volumes by Mr Waldron, presumably Laurence Waldron the Dublin Stockbroker and friend of Harry Clarke. “Pines edition should be in worthier hands.”.
Hammer: €980