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CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106 B.C.--43 B.C.)
[Opuscula. English. 1777]
Cato and Lælius, or, essays on old age and friendship. By Marcus Tullius Cicero: with remarks. In two volumes.
London: printed for J. Dodsley, 1777.
2 vols ; 21.3 cm. (8º)
I: [6], 319, [1] p.
II: [10], 343, [1] p.

Title from the general title-page, in vol. I only. Translation by William Melmoth. The volume title-page to vol. I reads 'Cato: Or, An Essay On Old-Age. By Marcus Tullius Cicero. With Remarks By William Melmoth, Esq. The Second Edition, ... Vol. I.' and has an engraved vignette portrait of Cato; the title-page to vol. II reads: 'Lælius: Or, An Essay On Friendship. ... Vol. II.', with a portrait of Scipio Africanus. The first edition of Melmoth's translation of Cicero's Cato major de senectute was published in 1773. With errata at the end of vol. I and facing p. 1 in vol. II. ESTC t138910.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spine, red and blue morocco spine-labels. Uniformly bound with Melmoth's translations of Cicero's Letters, 1778 (q.v.) and Pliny's Letters, 1778 (q.v.).

Reference Number 873


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