La conjuración de Catilina y La guerra de Jugurta.

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Creator

Sallust.

Title

La conjuración de Catilina y La guerra de Jugurta.

Publisher

Madrid: Joaquín Ibarra,

Date

1772.

Description

As printer to the Spanish court in Madrid Joaquín Ibarra (1725–1785) developed an international reputation for his elegantly classical approach to book design, influenced by the work of François-Ambroise Didot in France and Giambattista Bodoni in Italy. His masterpiece is this 1772 edition in Spanish and Latin of Sallust’s La conjuración de Catilina y La guerra de Jugurta, in which Ibarra combines a traditional richness of material and illustration reminiscent of the French Imprimerie Royale with a strikingly “modern’’ typeface of his own design.