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LUCRETIUS CARUS, Titus (c.95--55 B.C.)
[De rerum natura. English. Busby. Advertisement]
Dr. Busby's new translation of Lucretius. In November, 1812, will be published, by subscription, in two volumes, quarto, ... a new translation (in rhyme) of "The nature of things," a didactic poem, ... by Titus Lucretius Carus, ... By Thomas Busby, ...
London: printed by Galabin and Marchant, [1812].
[4] p. ; 30.2 cm. (4º)

Drop-head column title as above. Watermark date: 1811. A later version of Busby's prospectus, the earlier version of which, sent to Soane in August 1811 (q.v.), had announced publication in May 1812. Pages [2--4] are now are taken up with a long list of the subscribers to date including Soane, four further names being added in MS. (the first two being cropped at the fore-edge). The subscription terms are unaltered from those given in the earlier propectus. Soane subscribed for a 'Royal Copy' in June 1813 (q.v.).

Copy Notes The names of William Owen, C. Rossi, George Saunders, William Porden, Daniel Alexander, C.A. Busby, William Dance, J. Sanders, and R. Valpy marked in pencil.

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 2692


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