Publisher: John Baskerville, Birmingham;
Date of Publication: 1762
Stock Code: 4192
FIRST THUS. 16 mo. [viii],300 pp. Lacks errata. Engraved frontispiece of Virgil and pupils, Britannia copperplate vignette to title page and Bute armorial to Dedication. Book Condition: Very Good. Later full white vellum with black leather title label & gilt titles to spine. Marbled endpapers; all edges stained red. Upper board a little bowed; vellum slightly darkened with small nick at upper front joint, but sound & tight. Bookplate of Charles Smyth to front pastedown; gift inscription to J J Coulton to second fep dated 1903 and Coulton's signature with that of William Cooper to following leaf. Foxing & light toning throughout. First Baskerville edition, by the eponymous type designer and printer to Cambridge University (1706-75) . Scarce. Gaskell, pp 40-42.