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LUCRETIUS CARUS, Titus (c.95--55 B.C.)
[De rerum natura. English. Creech. 1715]
T. Lucretius Carus, of the nature of things, in six books, translated into English verse; by Tho. Creech, A.M. ... In two volumes. Explain'd and illustrated with notes and animadversions; being a compleat system of the Epicurean philosophy.
London: printed by J. Matthews for G. Sawbridge; and sold by J. Churchill and W. Taylor; J. Wyat, and R. Knaplock; R. Parker, G. Strahan, and J. Phillips; B. Tooke and R. Goslin; J. Brown; J. Tonson; W. Lewis; J. Harding; and J. Graves, 1715.
2 vols ; 29.7 cm. (8º)
I: [74], 420 p., engr. frontis.
II: [8], 421--822, [34] p.

Thomas Creech's translation of Lucretius first appeared in 1682 and this edition having additional notes and translation of parts of Book IV omitted by Creech, appeared in 1714 (q.v.). Volume II has separate title-page with imprint: 'Printed by John Matthews, for George Sawbridge', 'Minerva Londinensis' vignette and is dated 1714. Pagination and register are continuous. Pages 244--245 are misnumbered 144--145. Frontispiece engraving by Michael Burghers after T.C. ESTC n49570.

Copy Notes Bookseller's code on vol. I rear pastedown.

Binding C18th polished sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spines with ribbon and floral ornaments, gilt-tooled red and green morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 3931


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