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TACITUS, Cornelius
[Works. English. 1728]
The works of Tacitus. Volume I: containing the Annals. To which are prefixed, political discourses upon that author. (Volume II: containing his Five books of history, his Treatise of Germany, and Life of Agricola.)
London: printed for Tho. Woodward; and John Peele, 1728--1731.
2 vols ; 36.4 cm. (2º)
I: [12], 124, 479, [29] p.
II: [20], 145, [1], 391, [13] p.

First edition. The translation and political discourses are by Thomas Gordon. It became the standard eighteenth-century text (DNB). With a page of publisher's advertisements on p. [480] of vol. I. ESTC t96042.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for £1 1s., 20 December 1809. (Spiers Box). Inscribed in ink on vol. I front free-endpaper John Soane.

Binding C17th calf, blind-tooled panels within gilt triple-ruled borders, gilt triple-ruled spines, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 3866


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