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JUVENAL
[Satires. English. 1802]
The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, translated into English verse. By William Gifford, Esq. with notes and illustrations.
London: printed by W. Bulmer and Co., for G. and W. Nicol, booksellers to His Majesty; and R. Evans, 1802.
[4], lxvii, [1], 486 p., engr. frontis. port. ; 27.3 cm. (4º)

Gifford contributed to the Anti-Jacobin and published his own satires which included The Baviad, 1791 and The Maeviad, 1795. He was the editor of The Quarterly Review (q.v.) from 1809 to 1824, and his editions of English dramatists including Ben Jonson (q.v.) and Philip Massinger (q.v.) are highly regarded. Some copies have an additional ten pages numbered 487-496 on paper watermarked '1804'. These are signed 3R1-4 with a final unsigned leaf. The frontispiece portrait is of the translator.

Copy Notes Inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper, not in Soane's hand: 16s/ fr. Dr Valpy of Reading i.e Richard Valpy, (Headmaster of Reading School, 1781--1830, known to his pupils as 'Dr Wackerbach'). Marginal footnote on p. [i] to text where 'Mr T. (a very respectable surgeon of Ashbourne)' is identified as Dr Tripe.

Binding C19th sprinkled calf, thick-thin gilt-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine with sunbursts, green morocco spine-label, marbled edges to match the endpapers.

Reference Number 1133


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