• Virgil
  • Londini [London]: Impensis F. & C. Rivington, G. Wilkie, & T. N. Longman 1798
  • Kallendorf (2012) LW1798.7.


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12mo, pp. 27, [i], 349, [1]. Two leaves with portions torn away causing partial loss of 10 or 12 lines of text on each affected page. Contemporary calf, boards bordered with a gilt roll, flat spine divided by gilt rules between gilt rolls, black morocco label (reading ‘Virgilius / Maittaire’), other compartments with small gilt flower tool. Some spotting and staining, several marginal tears and paper flaws. Rubbed and scuffed, extremities worn. Ownership inscription of Thos. Briggs to flyleaf, along with gift inscription to S. Canning, March 28 1802, two leaves with substantial marginal notes in English elucidating allusions.


An extremely rare printing of Virgil, the text mainly reproducing that of Michael Maittaire (1715, reprinted 1777). This printing is unrecorded in ESTC or Library Hub, and Worldcat contains one entry for it, the location given as the 'South Australian Early Inprints [sic] Project'; its citation in Kallendorf's Bibliography of the Early Printed Editions of Virgil is based on that entry. We have not been able to locate a physical copy via Australian institutional OPACs, but the EIP also included private collections.

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