EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO.
VIRGIL ~ The Aeneis (Aeneid); Pastorals; Georgics. Translated into English by John DRYDEN.
London: Whittingham, 1810
4 volume set bound in 2, 5.25 inches tall. Virgil's works translated by Dryden complete in 4 volumes, from a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume numbers on the spine. A beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to the first 3 volumes. An exquisite little set.