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OVID, (43 B.C.--17 or 18 A.D.)
[Tristia. English. 1713]
Ovid's Tristia. Containing five books of mournful elegies: which he sweetly compos'd in the midst of his adversity, while he liv'd in Tomos, a city of Pontus, where he died, after seven years banishment from Rome. Newly translated into English by T.P.
London: printed for Arthur Bettesworth, 1713.
[16], 125, [3] p., engr. frontis ; 15.7 cm. (12°)

T.P. = Thomas Passenger? (who published an earlier translation in 1681). With a verse: 'The explanation of the frontispiece' on the recto of the frontispiece. The final three pages contain publisher's advertisements. ESTC t99438; Foxon, O254.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the frontispiece. Pencilled on front pastedown: Longman same edit 12s/-; on back pastedown, val 12/- (in ink) and 1817. Decr. sold at Mr Atkinson's Sale for 7/-' (in pencil). Armorial bookplate of T.J. Hatfield.

Binding C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, decorative blind-tooled spine, direct-lettered in gilt.

Reference Number 1479


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