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EUTROPIUS, (fl. 4th century A.D.)
[Breviarium ab urbe condita. English & Latin. 1782]
Eutropii historiæ Romanæ breviarium; cum versione anglica, in qua verbum de verbo exprimitur; notis quoque & indice: or, Eutropius's compendious history of Rome; together with an English translation as literal as possible, notes and an index. By John Clarke, ... The twelfth edition.
London: printed for J.F. and C. Rivington; and T. Evans, 1782.
xx, [4], 164, [4] p. ; 20.1 cm. (8º)

John Clarke (1687--1734) was Master of the Public Grammar School in Hull. This translation of a work 'highly proper to be read in our schools' (Preface) was first published in 1722. The present edition includes Gerard Vossius's 'Account of Eutropius'. The final page advertising other school texts edited or translated by John Clarke.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on first free-endpaper John Soane 1800, i.e. John Soane junior, then aged thirteen. A copy in the library of the 1795 Eton edition of Eutropius in Latin only (q.v.) is also inscribed by John junior, with the date 10 March 1800. Bookseller's marks in pencil on the front pastedown and free-endpaper with inventory(?) number 8663.

Binding Contemporary C18th full canvas.

Reference Number 72


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