LUCAN

LUCAN. Pharsalia, cum supplemento Thomae Maii.

Paris, Barbou, 1767.

£250

12mo. x, 421 [2] p., with engraved frontispiece. Roman letter, little Italic. Woodcut head and tail-pieces, printer’s device on title-page. Text very clean and fresh throughout. A.e.g., marbled endpapers, mottled calf over pasteboards with triple fillet gilt border ruled along cover margins and gilt spine decorated with floral tools. Title label detached and missing. Binding worn, corners bumped and fragile hinges, though still holding tight. Bookplate with name and coat of arms of Thomas Walpole and pen inscription on recto of initial blank: “given to my dear son Charles / 29 1831 – Tho. Walpole”. Remains of red silk bookmark inserted. Overall a good copy with an interesting provenance.