New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1944. Hardcover. Translation and introduction by John Dryden. Illustrations by Carlotta Petrina. 4to. Quarter green with gilt spine lettering and beige brocade, burgundy paper-covered clamshell case with gilt spine lettering. lxviii, 397pp. Full-page illustrations. Near fine/very good. Spine lettering (both binding and slipcase) a bit rubbed. Item #47577
Splendid copy of this lush production and one of the few LECs published in clamshell case. Dryden's 1697 translation of the first century B.C. epic Latin poem is one of the more celebrated and controversial of Virgil translations. Colophon at rear notes limitation of 1100 numbered copies (this #105) -- fewer than their usual 1500 -- signed by illustrator Petrina. NEWMAN 416.