Epistolae et panegyricus. by Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (61-113 AD),…

Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (61-113 AD), Pliny the Younger.

Epistolae et panegyricus. London, J. & R. Tonson, and J. Watts, 1741.

12mo, pp. [24], 360, [10], including engraved frontispiece, title in red and black, title dusty, slightly browned, bound in contemporary English sprinkled calf, double gilt fillet, raised bands, spine gilt, head and foot of spine a bit rubbed with small loss, with the contemporary ownership inscription of Path Magregor (?) on the title page and another on the verso of the title, dated 1773 but crossed through, with an attractive Latin presentation inscription from Robert Innes, 1810, on the front free endpaper.

An attractive copy of an elegant printing of Pliny the Younger’s letters and panegyric, published by Jacob and Richard Tonson, great-nephews of Jacob Tonson the elder. This edition, with a dedication to the Earl of Carnarvon, was first published in 1722 and ran to a further edition in 1767.

ESTC t132371.

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