[Opera.] La Conjuracion de Catalina y la guerra de Jugurta por Cayo Salustio Crispo. Caius Sallustius Crispus.
[Opera.] La Conjuracion de Catalina y la guerra de Jugurta por Cayo Salustio Crispo
[Opera.] La Conjuracion de Catalina y la guerra de Jugurta por Cayo Salustio Crispo
[Opera.] La Conjuracion de Catalina y la guerra de Jugurta por Cayo Salustio Crispo

One of the finest books produced in the 18th century

[Opera.] La Conjuracion de Catalina y la guerra de Jugurta por Cayo Salustio Crispo

[Madrid: Joachin Ibarra, 1772.]. Large 4to, this one of 120 copies on large paper (entire edition), pp. [16], 295, [1]; engraved title page, engraved map, 9 engraved plates, plus a number of engraved initials, head- and tail-pieces and a few other illustrations in the text, primarily numismatic; contemporary Spanish (?) mottled calf recently rebacked to match, old morocco label on spine preserved; textblock is fine; old inscription at the bottom of *1 is eradicated. An Ibarra masterpiece, and one of the finest books produced in the 18th century, beautifully printed in Spanish and Latin, the Spanish translation in italics with the Latin text underneath in double columns, in roman type. The engraved title page is signed: E. Monfort inv. et inc.; the engraved portrait of Sallust is signed 'M.S. Maella del. E. Monfort sculp.' The 9 engraved plates are signed M.S. Maella, J.Fabregat, J.Ballester, F. Asenssio, and J.A.S.Carmona. The detailed 'Mapa de la Africa y especialmente de la Numidia antigua, acomodado a la Guerra de Jugurta segun Salustio' is signed Juan de la Cruz. Other illustrations and decorations are signed Selma, Maella, E.S.Carmona, J.A.S.Carmona, Fabregat, Ballester, Assensio, etc. Included are lengthy notes and a section on the Phoenician language. Sallust was a Roman historian (86-c.34 BCE); his principal works are these, the accounts of the Catiline conspiracy and the Jugurthine War. Lasala 325; Palau 288134; Updike, Printing Types (1937), II, pp. 55-73: "120 large paper copies were printed on a rich, creamy, handmade paper', and that these were mostly presented by Don Gabriel, to relatives, friends, and persons of distinction." Item #48872

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