Lucani , M. Annaei. PHARSALIA, Cum notis Hugonis Grotii, et Richardi Bentleii. Strawberry Hill [Horace Walpole], 1760. 4to.  + 525pp.
Copper engraved vignette by C. Grignion on title page, showing Strawberry Hill in the background. Additional engraved vignette by Grignion on message to the reader. Two period armorial bookplates and one old ownership ticket. Full straight grained period morocco with simple gilt tooling, spine divided into six panels, raised bands, gilt. Comb-marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Printed on thick paper. Limited to 500 copies. Binding sound, very slightly tender along the top front board but holding very well. Very good. “Handsome copy”.
Flipping the pages results in a pleasant ruffling sound. Turning individual pages results in a mini-thunder from the crisp tautness of the thick paper.