Hardback, Tall 8vo. (10 x 7 inches). Early 19th. century brown full calf leather binding, raised bands, gilt decoration, red and green leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Plain endpapers and red speckled edges. In very good conditions. Rubbing to extremities. Bumps and chips to corners. Spines rubbed. Some darkening to endpapers, small tear to corner of endpaper in vol.1. Neat inscription “Thomas Moody, 314.” to front. Minor stain to top corner of first few pages in vol.1. Some slight tanning to pages edges, some minor handling marks, else inside pages very clean and tight. Excellent copies for age. 590 + 595 + 683pp. Embellished with engraved vignettes and headpieces, also decorative engraved letterpieces at start of text. Cicero’s Letters reflect the Roman society and are from great historical interest.
HISTORY Fine Binding, History, c86, cicero, quartier, letters, epistolae, (CICERO) CICERONIS, M.T.: Orationes, Interpretatione & Notis illustravit P. Carolus de Merouville, Societatis Jesu, Jussu Christianissimi Regis, ad usum Serenissimi Delphini, Dionysium Thierry, Simonis Benard, 1684, Parisiis, engraved vignettes,