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SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS, Gaius (ca. 69--ca. 122)
[De vita Caesarum. English & Latin. 1761]
C. Suetonii Tranq. XII Cæsares, cum libera versione, in qua idiomatis Anglici ratio, quam fieri potuit, habita est; or, the Lives of the twelve first Roman emperors, writ by C. Suetonius Tranquillus; with a free translation, wherein due regard has been had to the propriety of the English tongue. By John Clarke, ... The third edition.
London: printed for W. Clarke, son to the author; and sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes, 1761.
viii, 364, [8] p. ; 20.1 cm (8º)

Translation first published in 1732. John Clarke (1687--1734) was Master of the Public Grammar School in Hull and an educational reformer who sought to improve the teaching of the classics by the use of better translations. His edition of Florus went through seven editions between 1727 (q.v.) and 1774 (q.v.). Parallel text in two columns. ESTC t145195.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane.

Binding C18th sheep, blind double-ruled borders with blind roll-tool parallel to spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 74


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