Quinti Horatii Flacci Carminum liber I ...

Horace [Browse]
[London] [J. Pine], [1733]
67 pages 23 cm


Rare books genre
  • Caption title on page 1.
  • Proofs of the first 67 pages of Pine's Horace with manuscript annotations and corrections in 4 sets of contemporary handwritten annotations, as follows:
  • 1. A red ink now much faded marking usually single variations from the copy text, such as noting that the copy text had a ‘J’ where Pine engraved an ‘I.'
  • 2. A closed up italic hand rendering several types of notes: a) observations about the images ‘A large wolf would have been properer here. Or a Moor with a bow and quiver’ (p. 42) beside the full length figure of Hercules; b) regarding style ‘You have never before put a capital to a common noun …’ (p. 28) or ‘This e should be of the small size …’ (p.20).
  • 3.A larger looser italic responding to the notations rendered by sets 1 and 2 above; examples: ‘that y should not touch the l = I doubt its too late to put it back’ (p. 21); ‘Put the admiration after ludo!’ (p. 4) [That is, put an exclamation mark after … ]. These annotations are evidently by Thomas Bentley (1693?-1742).
  • 4. Pencil annotations correcting the Greek inscriptions in the illustration on page 40.
Binding note
Bound by Riviere & Son in olive morocco gold tooled.
ESTC N39784
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