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TACITUS, Cornelius
[Works. English. 1793]
The works of Cornelius Tacitus; by Arthur Murphy, Esq. With an essay on the life and genius of Tacitus; notes, supplements, and maps. In four volumes. ...
London: printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1793.
4 vols ; 27.3 cm. (4º)
I: xl, 549, [1] p., fold. frontis. map
II: [4], 536 p., fold. frontis. map
III: [4], 539, [1] p., fold. frontis. map
IV: [4], 568 p., fold. frontis. map

The first edition of Murphy's translation, subsequently often reprinted. ESTC t96047.

Copy Notes Purchased from John Cumming together with Thucydides (q.v.), Polybius (q.v.), De Moivre (q.v.), and Hooke's Roman history (q.v.) for £9 9s. on 16 September 1801. (Journal 4, p. 369). Volume I front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil 4 Vol-- 4. 4-. Extensive pencil listing of page references on rear pastedown of vol. I, confined primarily to pp. 261--399, with occasional pencil markings and underlinings in the related texts; similarly a briefer list in vol. III; transcribed by Soane (Soane Case 142), probably in or after November 1812. See Watkin, Soane, p. 698.

Binding Late C18th/early C19th sprinkled calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, gilt-ruled spines, black and red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 1317


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