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CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106 B.C.--43 B.C.)
[De oratore. English. 1742]
M. T. Cicero de oratore. Or, his three dialogues upon the character and qualifications of an orator translated into English. With notes historical and explanatory, and an introductory preface. To which is added, an explanation of the terms and phrases used by the author, alphabetically digested. By William Guthrie, translator of the Orations, and carefully revis'd.
London: printed for T. Waller, 1742.
[8], [iii]--xxxiii, [3], 400, [30] p. ; 19.3 cm. (8º)

The Soane copy as described has the half-title reading 'M.T. Cicero's Three Dialogues Upon The Character and Qualifications Of An Orator. Addressed to his Brother Quintus' placed after page [xxxiv] to precede the main text, and an advertisement leaf for Waller's two-volume edition of Cicero's Orations (published in the previous year, with a third volume issued in 1743) placed to face the title-page. With an index. ESTC t138387.

Copy Notes The final leaf advertising 'Law Books lately published by T. Waller' as found in the British Library copy is lacking, and not recorded in the above collation. Bought from Thomas Boone for 7s., 15 May 1804. (Archives 7/3/5). With Boone's codes and inscription Scarce in pencil; other cyphers in ink on rear pastedown. Occasional underlinings in ink in the text.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled borders, gilt-tooled and double-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 874


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