Belli Catilinarii et Jugurthini Historiae.

  • Sallust
  • Glasguae [Glasgow]: In Aedibus Roberti Urie 1749
  • ESTC T93522.


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8vo, pp. iv, 250. Contemporary French red morocco, boards bordered with a triple gilt rule, spine divided by triple gilt rules, citron morocco label, flower tools in other compartments, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Paper age-toned, occasional spotting. Binding a little rubbed, spine very slightly sunned, short crack to foot of rear joint.


The only printing of Sallust in Latin by Robert Urie, the Glasgow printer whose paper, types, and press-work competed with that of the Foulis Press, though he relatively rarely printed Greek or Latin texts like this one in the original. His work even had an international reach, judging by this copy, which was clearly bound in France very soon after publication. This is nonetheless a scarce book, recorded by ESTC in only 6 UK locations (and just two of those in Scotland: Aberdeen & NLS), plus 5 US holdings and one in Munich.

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