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Catullus, Gaius Valerius.  Catullo Tibullo e Properzio d'espurgata lezione tradotti dall'ab. Raffaele Pastore. Bassano: Tip. Giuseppe Remondini e Figli ed., 1823. 12mo (17 cm; 6.75"). 2 vols. in 1. I: [15], 4–297, [3] pp.; II: 317, [3] pp.
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Bilingual edition of the works of the famous trio of Catullus, Tibullus, and Propertius, translated by poet Raffaele Pastore into Italian, here in the fifth edition. For easy comparison, the Latin original is in italic type on the left and the Italian translation is in roman on the right, with marginal notes added. The title-page notes this edition has been "ritoccata dal traduttore, accresciuta insieme e modificata in parte, e divisa in due volumi."
        Binding: Black morocco, spine lettered and tooled in gilt using six different rolls and a single and a triple rule; two compartments stamped in blind. Covers single-ruled in gilt around a frame of blind-stamped flowers with a blind-embossed "chipped" diamond design at center that incorporates two different texturings and a central circle-and-swirls motif; board edges and turn-ins gilt in zig-zag patterns. Marbled endpapers and all edges marbled in an identical design. Green ribbon place marker still attached.
        Provenance: Presentation label noting "To Angelo C. Hayter, from his affectionate father, Sir George Hayter. 1864" on front pastedown; title-pages with barely legible rubber-stamp from St. Michele's in Bologna. George Hayter (1792–1871) was a noted English painter who served as Queen Victoria's Principal Painter in Ordinary. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Bound as above, gently rubbed, tailband partially detached; provenance evidence as above, four examples of a chipped margin, trimmed corner, or tremoin. Light to moderate age-toning with a handful of spots. => A clean and handsome copy.  (37740)   Please RESHELVE This.


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