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Author: Cicero, Marcus Tullius:

Title: Opera Omnia adiectis indicibus et adnotatione.

Publication: [Lipsiae] Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1849-50.

Description: 10 vols. 12mo. pp. 1: [viii], [xxviii], 282; 2: [2], 535, [1]; 3: [2], 591, [1]; 4: [2], 604; 5: [2], 633, [1]; 6: [2] 626; 7: [2], 629, [1]; 8: [2], 518; 9: [2], 511, [1]; 10: [2], 587, [1], [4], 266. Slight yellowing or toning, first and last few leaves of each vol. somewhat foxed, occasional very minor damp stains to upper blank margin. 19th-century green half calf over nonpareil marbled boards, newer endpapers, raised bands, spine elaborately gilt with rolls of tendrils and geometrical patterns, gilt-lettered morocco label, marbled edges. Boards a bit rubbed. Stamp of Professor R.F.G. Kershaw to few titlepages or front pastedowns; bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedown of vol. 1; faded autograph 'J. Marshall' to one blank in vol. 10.

A 10-volume set of Cicero's complete works -- in uniform, elegant binding with nonpareil marbled boards and matching edges. The nonpareil pattern had been fashionable since the late 1820s, inspired by early 17th-century closely-combed French paper (Wolfe, 'Marbled Paper', p. 189).

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Reference Number: [53153]

Price: £400

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