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The works of Virgil: Containing his Pastorals, Georgics and Aeneis… by John Dryden (1697)

John Dryden’s 1697 translation of The works of Virgil… is a massive folio edition, spanning some 640 pages.  It brings together three of Virgil’s finest works, including the Pastorals, the Georgics and the epic Aeneid.  Profusely illustrated by three of the finest engravers, it is considered to be one of the great publishing projects of […]

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The Chinese Empire illustrated… by Thomas Allom (c1858)

Arguably one of the most appealing pictorial books published during the mid-1800s, The Chinese Empire illustrated, (known also as China, its scenery, architecture, social habits &c. illustrated), truly is a remarkable book.  With 75 steel engravings, after the original sketches by Thomas Allom, and descriptive letter press by Irish clergyman, G.N. Wright, the book has […]

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