Publius Virgilius Maro.

Londini: impensis Gul. Pickering, 1821. First Pickering edition, issued in his Diamond Classics series and printed in Diamond type by C. Correll; 48mo (8 cm.), pp. 283, [1]; generally fine in contemporary and probably original pebble-grain green morocco gilt, a.e.g., ribbon bookmark. One of the rarest of Pickering's Diamond Classics; most of the edition burned in a fire. Pickering's first book in the Diamond Classics series was his Horace of 1820. Editions of Virgil and Cicero appeared in the following year (the Virgil being first) and in 1822 he published Petrarch and Tasso. Terence and Dante followed in 1823 and Horace was reprinted in 1824.The series continued, later including English authors, until 1831. Keynes, p. 93. Item #20731

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