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BRUMOY, Pierre (1688--1742)
Le theatre des Grecs. Par le R.P. Brumoy, ... Tome premier. (- troisieme.)
A Paris chez Rollin père. Jean-Baptiste Coignard fils, imprimeur du Roy. Rollin fils, 1730.
3 vols ; 25.1 cm. (4º)
I: [2], clxx, 403, [1], ciii, [3] p., pl., engr. frontis., fold. engr. map
II: [2], 737, [1] p.
III: [2], lxxxiv, 424, [4] p., [1] pl.

First edition of a collection of translations of Greek plays by Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Euripides, Seneca, and Sophocles, analyzed and compared with plays by Racine, Corneille, and Rotrou on similar subjects, by the Jesuit Pierre Brumoy. Title pages in red and black. Engraved title vignettes. Frontispiece engraved by H. Tardieu after Cazes; map of a part of Greece by Henri Liebaux engraved by Borders; plate of coins in vol. III is unsigned. Errata at end of each volume.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 15s., 11 July 1806. (Spiers Box.) Front free-endpaper of vol. I inscribed in pencil with Boone's price 3 toms =16s= and bookseller's codes.

Binding C18th calf, blind triple-rule borders, gilt-tooled spine, black and red spine-labels.

Reference Number 445


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