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HORACE
[Works. Selections. English & Latin. Davidson. 1748]
The satires, epistles, and art of poetry of Horace translated into English prose, as near the original as the different idioms of the Latin and English languages will allow. With the Latin text and order of construction in the opposite page; and critical, historical, geographical, and classical notes, in English, from the best commentators both ancient and modern, with a great many notes entirely new. And a preface to each satire and epistle, illustrating their difficulties, and shewing their several ornaments and design. For the use of schools as well as of private gentlemen. The third edition.
London: printed for Joseph Davidson, 1748.
[4], xi, [1], 409, [15] p.; 20.0 cm. (8º)

First published in 1743. Later published as vol. II of The works of Horace, translated into English prose, ... The fourth edition, London, 1753 (ESTC t52763). The names of the editor and translator are not indicated. Parallel English and Latin texts with preface, and notes in English and Royal licence dated February 1741--2 opposite title-page. Publisher's advertisements on verso of page xi. Title-page in red and black. ESTC t47087.

Copy Notes Inscribed in pencil on first pastedown 0.9.0, and uniformly bound and bought by Soane as vol. II of a set with Davidson's edition of The satires, epistles, and art of poetry of Horace ..., 1748 (q.v.). Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane. Some pencil references in Soane's hand on verso of rear free-endpaper.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled borders and spine, red morocco spine-label.

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