1784 Virgil Works Latin Prose Ancient History Classics Scottish Fairfax Leather For Sale
Publii Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis [2 volumes in 1].
Glasguae: in Aedibus Academicis, excuderbat Andreas Foulis, 1784.
A scarce early Scottish-Foulis edition of Virgil's classics in Latin, printed in a clean typeface and beautifully executed in an almost Baskerville style precision. Bound in original finely bound leather with gilt deco to the spine, lacking the title label, w/ light wear as shown. Joints split but hinges and boards secure. Pages with light foxing and soiling,all present including adverts at rear for Foulis. Interesting ownership signature of T. L. Fairfax, dated 89, in front, also with notes on rear EP in his same hand. This is most likely Thomas Fairfax, 9th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. He was one of the last guests of Washington at Mt. Vernon. See more below. Good luck!
Thomas Fairfax, 9th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
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Thomas Fairfax, 9th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1762–1846) was the son of Bryan Fairfax. With his father, on December 11, 1799, he was among the last guests at Mount Vernon before Washington died.
He lived the life of a country squire overseeing his 40,000 acres (160km2), lived at Belvoir, Ash Grove, and Vaucluse,
where he died. He married three times: Mary Aylett, Laura Washington,
Margaret Herbert. He had seven children by his third wife Margaret: Albert Fairfax, Henry Fairfax (who died in the Mexican–American War, at Saltillo, Mexico, on August 14, 1847), Orlando Fairfax, Reginald Fairfax, Eugenia Fairfax, Aurelia Fairfax, and Monimia Fairfax (mother of Constance Cary).
He maintained a winter home at 607 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia, which he built in 1816.
Thomas Fairfax was a follower of Swedenborg. Because of these religious beliefs, he manumitted his slaves, taught them a trade, and sent them to Liberia. This is consistent with the thinking of the American Colonization Society.
His grandson, Charles S. Fairfax, succeeded him as Baron
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1784 Virgil Works Latin Prose Ancient History Classics Scottish Fairfax Leather: $120