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FLORUS, Lucius Annaeus
[Epitome rerum Romanarum. English & Latin. 1727]
L. Annæi Flori Epitome rerum Romanarum, cum versione Anglicâ, in quâ verbum de verbo, quantum per utriusque linguæ genium fieri licuit, redditur. Or, a compendious history of Rome, by L. Florus. With an English translation as literal as possible. By John Clarke, ...
York printed by Thomas Gent, for Arthur Bettesworth, London: and sold by Thomas Hammond, jun. in York; and T. Ryles in Hull, [1727].
[6], 217, [1] p. ; 18.5 cm. (8º)

Publication date from ESTC. Parallel Latin and English texts in columns. With a final page of publisher's advertisements for other books by Clarke available from Arthur Bettesworth in London. John Clarke 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 by 1774 (q.v.). ESTC t114760.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink at head of title-page John Soane 12 of January 1801, i.e. John Soane junior, then aged fourteen. Extensive doodling in ink on pastedowns and the preface, and occasionally elsewhere, with the earlier ownership inscription of I Ivyleafe dated September 8 1786 on the front pastedown; in the margin of p. [5] in a blackletter hand Edmond Knox; the word Bread in ink on page 24; a small ink sketch of a figure captioned Ivy Dressing his his Wig on p. 79; the name Gambier in ink several times on the last leaf and rear pastedown. The final leaf is torn down the fore-edge with loss of text.

Binding C18th sheep, blind double-ruled borders and spine, black morocco spine-label, reading 'History of Rome'.

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