D. Junii Juvenalis et Auli Persii Flacci Satyrae. Tabulis Aeneis Illustravit, et Notas Variorum Selectas, Suasque Addidit G.S.
Juvenal and Persius.

Cantabrigiae: Prostant venales Londini, apud Gul. Sandby…apud G. Thurlbourn & J. Woodyer, 1763. First edition, Large Paper copy. Printed by Joseph Bentham at the Cambridge University Press, and edited with scholarly apparatus by the scholarly bookseller and publisher William Sandby, who sold his business in 1768 to the first John Murray. Engraved frontispiece and fourteen other plates, signed "P.S.L.," featuring classical antiquities. Title-page in black and red. Neatly rebacked with old spine preserved. Armorial bookplate of Maurice B. Worms (likely the nineteenth century tea importer). Edges of boards lightly worn in places. A very good copy. Full mottled brown, tan and red calf, covers ruled in gilt, spine lettered gilt. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Large octavo (8 3/4 x 5 [12], 207, [1] pp. (Item ID: 15508)


"One of my copies is an ordinary octavo, bound in mottled calf. The other is an imperial octavo, one of eight copies thus issued, as stated in an accompanying letter, dated March 5, 1800, from the editor G. Sandby to his friend the Rev. Dr. Nicoll…" …" (Morgan, Bibliography of Persius, p. 37).

"The edition is well printed, an forms a respectable companion to the Horace and Virgil published in the same style. Collectors are fond of Large Paper copies, in fine condition" (Dibdin, 4th ed. II, p. 156).

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