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Bentley’s Horace

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Bentley’s Horace

Date of publication:

  • 1728
  • Binding:

  • contemporary vellum
  • Author:

  • Horace
  • Edition:

  • third edition
  • Quintus Horatius Flaccus: [Opera] Ex Recensione & cum Notis atque Emendationibus Ricardi Bentleii. Editio Tertia. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam], Apud Rod. & Gerh. Wetstenios & Guil. Smith, 1728

    Bentley’s Horace was first printed in Cambridge in 1711, but the Amsterdam editons - laid out with text and notes on the same page and with a revised version of Tretur’s index - are considered superior. This is one of the best editions of the most outstanding achievement of Britain’s foremost (and most controversial) classical scholar of the eighteenth-century. Read more

    Condition & Materials

    4to. pp. [xxiv], 715, [i], 239, [i]. With copper engraved frontispiece, letterpress title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, light waterstainging in upper margin towards end of the volume. Contemporary Dutch vellum, gilt, a little soiled and with one or two ink stains, but sound. 1755 prize inscription to one Johannes Henricus van Hassels on front free endpaper.


    Dibdin, Introduction to rare and valuable editions of the Greek and Latin classics, II, 101

    Brunet, Manuel du Libraire et de l’Amateur de Livres, III, 319 Read less