DECII JUNII JUVENALIS AQUINATIS SATIRAE DECEM ET SEX [ORNAMENT] AULI PERSII FLACCI SATIRA SEX. Juvenal.

DECII JUNII JUVENALIS AQUINATIS SATIRAE DECEM ET SEX [ORNAMENT] AULI PERSII FLACCI SATIRA SEX.

  • London: n.p. (printed by C. Whittingham), 1845.
  • small 4to.
  • contemporary full calf, boards ruled with foliat and double fillet roll motifs, rims of boards and turn-ins with gilt roll pattern, all edges gilt, five raised bands, red spine label, gilt-tooled spine panels.
  • (198) pages.

Price: $175.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 55179

Printed as an Eton prize book for 1845. Sixteen satires of Juvenal, and six by Persius. Printed by Whittingham (whose device follows the text) at Chiswick. This book is a minor footnote in the history of printing, as it was at one time regarded as the first use of Caslon old-face in the 19th century (see Keynes' Pickering bibliography, p.31), though that is no longer the case. Each page is printed within a red border composed of ornaments within a frame of inner and outer single fillets; the title page border differs from that of the other pages. First page is a printed presentation with the name of "Alderson" filled in and the date altered by hand from 1841 to 1850. Bookplate of Livraria de Palha on front pastedown. Front board detatched. Minor foxing confined to first and last leaves.