BODONI PRINTING. Publius Maro Virgil (70-19 BCE); Prospero Manara (1714-1800), translator. La Buccolica di P. Virgilio Marone in rime Italiane. Parma: Bodoni, 1801
Contemporary Italian red goatskin, gilt dentelle border on covers, smooth spine gilt, green morocco lettering-piece, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, green silk page marker. Provenance: Renato Rabaiotti (bookplate)
This is the second of four volumes of poetry by Manara printed by Bodoni in the same year, another being a verse translation of the Georgics. The four volumes are seldom found together and were "apparently issued without a general title-page" (NUC). A finely-bound copy.
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