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HORACE
[Works. English. Watson. 1760]
The works of Horace, translated into English prose, as near as the propriety of the two languages will admit. Together with the original Latin from the best editions. Wherein the words of the Latin text are ranged in their grammatical order; the ellipses carefully supplied; the observations of the most valuable commentators, both antient and modern, represented; and the author's design and beautiful descriptions fully set forth in a key annexed to each poem; with notes geographical, and historical: also various readings of Dr. Bentley. The whole adapted to the capacities of youth at school, as well as of private gentlemen. Begun by David Watson, ... Revised, carried on, and published by S. Patrick, ... In two volumes. ... The fourth edition.
London: printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes; J. Ward; R. Baldwin; W. Johnston; S. Crowder, and Co. P. Davey and B. Law; E. Dilly and M. Cooper, 1760.
2 vols ; 20.5 cm. (8º)
I: xxxvi, 463, [13] p.
II: lii, 405, [19] p.

Parallel Latin and English texts. First published in this form in 1750, the first two editions having been published as separate volumes (1741 and 1743; ESTC t185929 and t149838 respectively). Volume I includes 'Catalogus Editionum Quinti Horatii Flacci, Ab ann. 1476. ad ann. 1739. Quæ in Bibliotheca Jacobi Douglas, ... adservantur', pp. xviii--xxviii. The title-page to vol. II bears the statement: 'Vol. II. Continued on the same Plan as the first Volume begun by D. Watson'. Volume II includes a 'Critical Dissertation on The Origin and Progress of Lyrick Poetry and Satire amongst the Ancients'. Title-page vignettes with portrait of Horace by G. Vander Gucht. Final page of advertisements for 'Books printed for E. Dilly, ... for the Use of Schools' in vol. II. Title-pages printed in red and black. ESTC t52761.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on both front free-endpapers John Soane / 1810 (vol. I with price 18/.) and in an earlier, fainter hand Ex Libris / Henrico Piers / 16 August 1768. Reference by Soane in pencil on vol. I rear free-endpaper to page 192 l.7 a wise man &c (Ode XII). Title-pages ruled in red ink.

Binding C18th polished calf, blind triple-ruled borders with decorative blind tooling parallel to spine, gilt-tooled red & black spine-labels.

Reference Number 3925


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