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Tacitus: The Annals. The History. The Manners of the Germans. The Life of Agricola. A Dialogue Concering Oratory. In 5 Vols

by Tacitus [Translated by Arthur Murphy]

Condition: Cvs. in usu. tatty condition. Working &/or binding copy. Tight.

Cvs. in usu. tatty condition. Working &/or binding copy. Tight. Engraved frontis., foxed Latin classic H. Colburn & Richard Bentley London 1830-1831 6 1/2 x 4", 360,296,387 +, Vols. XI-XV in Valpy's Family Classical Library, being English translations of Greek and Latin classics., Although the bindings are fragile, they are notable for being very early examples of cloth-covered books with hot-press printing on front and back. The material has degraded over time, hence the spine pieces are often looseor are badly chipped or have been lost. Also, the boards are often detached. The sewing usually has stayed intact, keeping the texts tight and useable. In this set Vol. V needs rebinding. Further details on request. Sold as is.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 382-398) and indexes. Text in English and Latin.


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