Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. Ex editione Petri Burmanni.

  • Virgil
  • Glasguae [Glasgow]: In aedibus academicis, excudebat Andreas Foulis 1778
  • Gaskell 639; ESTC N22205.


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2 vols. bound as 1, folio, pp. [viii], 277, [1], [iv], 307, [3]. Final blank leaf discarded. Later pebbled red morocco, boards with elaborate gilt borders of rules and quatrefoil tools, spine lettered in gilt, edges gilt. Occasional toning and some spotting. Front joint just starting to crack at foot with a little near-invisible refurbishment to head, small darkened area to head of spine.


A beautiful and finely bound copy of the Foulis folio Virgil, a fitting companion to the magisterial Homer of twenty years earlier. Among the subscribers to the edition was Adam Smith. The binding on this copy is unsigned but of the highest quality, probably dating to the turn of the 20th century.

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