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[Georgics. English & Latin. 1741]
Pub. Virgilii Maronis Georgicorum libri quatuor. The Georgicks of Virgil, with an English translation and notes. By John Martyn, F.R.S. ...
London: printed for the editor, by Richard Reily, 1741.
xxii, 403, [1], 3, [11] p., [11] hand-col. pl. (2 double-page; 3 maps) ; 27.2 cm. (4º)

The prose translation is set in two columns incorporating the footnotes. The botanist John Martyn was also a keen Latinist, and accompanied his translations of Virgil's 'Bucolicks' (Eclogues) (q.v.) and Georgics with natural history notes. With a list of subscribers and an index. Includes 'Remarks ... by the learned Edward King, ... in a Letter dated from Bromley in Kent, Nov. 20, 1740' (3 pp. after p. 403). ESTC t67044.

Copy Notes Bought with a copy of Martyn's translation of the Eclogues (q.v.) from Thomas Boone for £2 10s., 16 June 1806. (Spiers Box).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments, red and olive morocco spine-labels. Uniformly bound as vol. 2 in a set with the copy of Martyn's edition of the Eclogues.

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