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FÉNELON, François de Salignac de La Mothe (1651--1715)
[Avantures de Télémaque. French & English. 1767]
The adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses, by the Archbishop of Cambray. In French and English. The original carefully printed according to the best editions of France and Holland. And the translation, which is entirely new, revised by Mr Des Maizeaux, ... Vol. II. The third edition corrected.
London: printed for T. Osborne, J. Beechcroft, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes and Co. S. Crowder, T. Longman, T. Caslon, G. Keith, B. Law, C. Ware and Co. and J. Johnson and Co., 1767.
1 vol. [ex 2] ; 16.2 cm. (12º)
I:
II: [3], 201, [1], 201, [1] p., [1] fold. map

Parallel texts with French on versos facing English on rectos. The first part of Télémaque was translated into English in 1699, the year of its original publication; the earliest French edition in Soane's library was published in Amsterdam, 1734 (q.v.). Des Maizeaux's revision of the translation was first published in 1742, superseding that by Isaac Littlebury and Abel Boyer. It continued to be reprinted in competition with translations by John Hawkesworth, 1768 (1795 ed., q.v.), and Tobias Smollett, 1776, until the early 19th century. 'Books printed for John Beechcroft'. ESTC t194872.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting vol. I.

Binding C18th calf, gilt double-rule borders, gilt-tooled spine with floral and Greek key motifs, red & olive morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 418


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