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PLINY, The Younger (62?--ca. 113)
[Epistolae. English. 1751]
The letters of Pliny the younger with observations on each letter; and an essay on Pliny's life, addressed to Charles Lord Boyle. By John Earl of Orrery. ...
London: printed by James Bettenham, for Paul Vaillant, 1751.
2 vols ; 26.1 cm. (4º)
I: [4], LXXXVII, [1], 440, [16] p. : [10] engr. illus.
II: [4], 509, [33] p. : [11] engr. illus.

First edition. Half-title: Pliny's letters with observations. The volume II title-page omits 'And an Essay ... Lord Boyle.'. The illustrations are twenty-one large head- & tailpieces engraved by Jacob Bonneau after designs by Samuel Wale. Allegorical title-page vignette by J. Van der Gucht in both volumes; the tenth book has a special title-page with title vignette engraved by J. Wood. Contents and 'Explanation of the copper plates' at the end of each volume. ESTC t132377; Rothschild 1488.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 12s., 3 November 1810. (SNB). With Boone's price and hieroglyphs inscribed in pencil on vol. I front free-endpaper.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spines, red and green morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 1258


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