A very fine impression with small margins around the platemark, printed in the same manners as the second state impression in the British Museum (BM 1868.06.12.2202). The second state was the first published state before the new re-engraved text and a quote from Horace :
Mercury, eloquent grandson of Atlas,
I'll sing of you, who wise with your training, shaped
the uncivilised ways of our new-born race,
with language, and grace
in the ways of wrestling, you the messenger
of Jove and the gods, and the curved lyre's father.
(Book I. Ode. X, 1&2).