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Virgil's second eclogue: PB 1958.1

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Current Location: In storage


Virgil's second eclogue


Author: Virgil
Illustrator: Lister, Raymond
Illuminator: Lister, Raymond
Illuminator: Lister, Pamela
Printer: R. I. Severs Ltd.
Publisher: Golden Head Press
Binder (person): John P. Gray and Sons



9,[1] leaves : col. ill ; 23cm.

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  • Cambridge (Cambs.)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1975)


Production date: AD 1958


"This edition ... has been printed by R. I. Severs Ltd., bound by John P. Gray & Son Ltd., and published by The Golden Head Press Ltd., all of Cambridge. The printing has been made in monochrome from photo-line engraved blocks taken from the original designs by Raymond Lister, R.M.S., who, assisted by his wife, Pamela, have illuminated and coloured them by hand. The following have been produced: 16 copies lettered A to Z and signed by the artist, for sale by the Golden Head Press Ltd. 10 copies I to X for presentation. ..."--Colophon. Museum has copy Q signed by Raymond Lister. Binding: Quarter brown morocco, yellow buckram sides, blind fillet; 2 raised bands on spine with title in gilt.

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Accession number: PB 1958.1
Primary reference Number: 107815
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 August 2014 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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