Opera

Author: Horace (Roman, Venusia 65 BCE–8 BCE Rome)

Publisher: Pierre Didot l'ainé (French, 1761–1853) , Paris

Illustrator: Charles Percier (French, Paris 1764–1838 Paris)

Date: 1799

Medium: Printed book with engraved headpiece illustrations

Dimensions: 20 1/2 × 14 15/16 × 2 3/16 in. (52 × 38 × 5.5 cm)

Classification: Books

Credit Line: Anonymous Gift, 1932

Accession Number: 32.28

Description

This is the second book in Didot's five-part project known as the "Louvre editions" (1798–1816). Situated between The Works of Virgil and The Works of Racine, it marked the pivotal transition in Didot's suite between authors from antiquity and those from modern France. The twelve headpiece illustrations were designed by Charles Percier, who also designed the headpieces in the penultimate installment of Didot's project, La Fontaine's Fables.

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