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HERODOTUS (b. 484 B.C.?)
[Histories. English. 1806]
Herodotus, translated from the Greek, with notes, by the Rev. William Beloe. In four volumes. ... The second edition, corrected and enlarged.
London: printed by Luke Hansard; for Leigh and S. Sotheby; J. Sotheby; J. Walker; R. Lea; Cuthell and Martin; J. Murray; and J. Harding, 1806.
4 vols ; 21.0 cm. (8º)
I: [2], xv, [1], 450 p., fold. map
II: [2], 463, [1] p.
III: [2], 484 p.
IV: [2], 425, [63] p.

Beloe's translation was first published in 1791, and reprinted well into the nineteenth century. This is the edition used by Soane in preparing his Royal Academy lectures. See David Watkin, Sir John Soane: Enlightenment thought and the Royal Academy Lectures (Cambridge 1996), pp. 282, 312, 380, 495, 704, 706. Errata on p. [xvi] in vol. I. Printed on pink paper. Contents: v. 1. A sketch of the life of Herodotus. Chio. Euterpe -- v. 2. Euterpe continued. Thalia. Melpomene -- v. 3. Melpomene continued. Terpsichore. Erato. Polymnia -- v. 4. Polymnia continued. Urania. Calliope. Index.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the map in vol. I.

Binding C19th tree calf, gilt double-ruled spines, red morocco spine-labels. Peter Low, bookbinder, was paid 10s. on 17 April 1807 for the binding. (Spiers Box).

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