1855. Item #84956
HORACE (QUINTI HORATII FLACCI). QUINTI HORATII FLACCI OPERA CUM NOVO COMMENTARIO AD MODUM JOANNIS BOND. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1855. 16mo. Bound in chestnut brown morocco by the Parisian binder C. Hardy, with gilt ornaments and raised bands, a.e.g., gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers with green ribbon marker. xlvi + 299 +  pp. plus 2 double-page maps at rear. Joints tender. Light scattered foxing, some of the photographs have faded somewhat. This is the Deluxe issue, with seven full page photographs of natural features (e.g. the Sabine Mountains), mounted within printed cartouches. Ten photo headpieces illustrate classical subjects. These photographs appear to be of works of art. The editor refers to photography as "the marvel of our century." See Truthful Lens 179 for Firmin Didot's Virgil (1858) in which Naef mentions this book as its companion piece. Text and notes in Latin, introduction in French. Fine.