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Hugh Maffett (ed.), The Catiline and Jugurthine Wars. Translated from Sallust (Dublin, 1772).

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Title

Hugh Maffett (ed.), The Catiline and Jugurthine Wars. Translated from Sallust (Dublin, 1772).

Description

Dimension: 20 cm.

Provenance: Earl of Belvedere, one of the original subscribers. J.R. Abbey bookplate.

Binding: Dublin gold-tooled dark green morocco. Across the middle of the upper cover: ‘Rt. Honble. Earl of Belvedere’; across the lower: ‘1773’. A similar all-over design within each half cover; birds, rosettes, flowers and leaf branches flow from pointillé curved lines which radiate from a vase at the top (and bottom); also used are the symmetrical flourish and flame plant illustrated by Maurice Craig. The flame-plant is also tooled on two fawn onlaid leather vesicæ. Thistle border roll. Flat spine tooled to six compartments, with red lettering-piece in the second; paper ticket attached to the first. Comb-marbled endleaves and gilt edges.

Suggested Citation

“Hugh Maffett (ed.), The Catiline and Jugurthine Wars. Translated from Sallust (Dublin, 1772).,” Marsh's Library Labs, accessed December 18, 2017, http://www.marshlibrary.ie/digi/items/show/336.

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