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OVID, (43 B.C.--17 or 18 A.D.)
[Metamorphoses. Latin & English. 1797]
Ovid's Metamorphoses, 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 on the same page; and critical, historical, geographical, and classical notes, in English, from the best commentators, both ancient and modern; beside a great number of notes intirely new. For the use of schools, as well as private gentlemen. The fourth edition, corrected.
London: by assignment from Joseph Davidson, printed for B. Law, J. Johnson, G.G. and J. Robinson, R. Baldwin, J. Cuthell, S. Hayes, J. Walker, W. Lowndes, and W. Bent, 1797.
viii, 553, [7] p. ; 20.6 cm. (8°)

The prose translation is by Nathan Bailey and was first published in 1748. The preface is not signed. ESTC t99445.

Copy Notes Bought from R. Floyer for 6s. on 16 August 1798. (Jnl 4, p.56). Book label on front paste-down: 'Mrs. Poyntz Ricketts. Baker Street.'; also the price in pencil: 7/-. George Poyntz Ricketts (1749--1800) of Grove Place, Hampshire, and Governor of Barbados, married Sophia Watts (1755--1830). He was the son of Hannah Poyntz of Jamaica and Jacob Ricketts. Sophia Watts was the daughter of William Watts, Governor of Fort William. Her sister Amelia who married Charles Jenkinson in 1769 was the mother of Prime Minister Lord Liverpool whose first wife was Louisa Theodosia Harvey, third daughter of the Bishop of Derry, 4th Earl of Bristol. Louisa Harvey's sister Elizabeth Harvey was the second wife of the 5th Duke of Devonshire (1748--1811). His first wife, Georgiana Margaret Poyntz (1737--1814), was the daughter of Stephen Poyntz (1685--1750) great-uncle to George Poyntz Ricketts. See J. Maclean Historical and genealogical memoir of the family of Poyntz, W. Pollard, 1886.

Binding Late C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled spine, red leather spine-label.

Reference Number 1474


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