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From the library of Eugène Paillet, one of the great French bibliophiles of the 19th century

CATULLUS, TIBULLUS & PROPERTIUS.
Catullus, Tibullus et Propertius, pristino nitori restituti, & ad optima exemplaria emendati, cum fragmentis C. Gallo inscriptis.
Paris, J. Barbou, 1754. 3 parts. 12mo. Each part with its own title-page and engraved frontispiece. 19th-century brown morocco, double fillets in gold on the board edges, richly gold-tooled turn-ins, gilt edges.
€ 500
Collection of the works of the three most important Roman lyrical and elegiac poets of the first century BC: Gaius Valerius Catullus (84-55 BC), Albius Tibullus (54-19 BC), and Sextus Propertius (50-15 BC), as edited by Avantius. The first edition of these works as edited by Nicolas Lenglet Dufresnoy (1674-1755) had appeared in 1742 with the same publisher.
With a bookplate with the initials "JCCT" and that of Eugène Paillet (1829-1901), one of the great French bibliophiles of nineteenth century Paris.
Cf. Dibdin I, pp. 372-386 (other eds.).
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