Friday, 10 May 2013

Lectores salvete libenter dona ferentes

This week the library is incredibly grateful to Dennis Blandford for his generous gift of an early edition of Virgil’s extant works:

The book was printed in Basel in 1613 and has been rebound probably in the early 19th century. Mr. Blandford purchased it in Bristol during the Blitz and it has miraculously remained in excellent condition.

Although the text does feature some annotation we would like to remind readers that it remains unacceptable in the library

This is the library’s earliest edition of Virgil so far, and we cannot extend our thanks enough!

For more information see the library catalogue.

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