Quinti Horatii Flacci opera.
With Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1761.
John Pine (1690–1756) was one of England’s foremost engravers. His fully engraved edition of the Latin poet Horace’s works was painstaking and costly to produce. Pine attempted to improve on contemporary letterpress work in his engraved edition of Horace. Theodore Low De Vinne characterizes the book as a “stinging rebuke to the wretched typography of his time.” Alfred W. Pollard noted that it “is probable” that Baskerville’s types—which featured thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes—were influenced by books such as Pine’s Horace.
From the collection of Rare Book School