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“THE MOST HUMAN OF ALL THE CLASSIC WRITERS”

(COMBE, Charles, editor) HORACE. Opera. London, 1792-93. Two volumes.

First edition of Combe’s “very magnificent and valuable” variorum edition of Horace, one of ancient Rome’s greatest lyricists, one of only 25 to 30 large-paper copies, beautifully bound. “Exceedingly rare.” $3200.

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"A VERY SPLENDID AND MAGNIFICENT EDITION": 1749 ENGLISH EDITION OF HORACE'S WORKS

(HORACE) FRANCIS, Philip, translator. Poetical Translation of the Works of Horace. London, 1749. Two volumes.

First quarto and best edition of Francis' translation of Horace, finely printed, with two engraved frontispiece portraits and engraved plate by Hayman. An attractive copy in contemporary calf-gilt. $1200.

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