The Lyrics of Horace; being the first four books of his Odes. Translated by the Rev. Francis Wrangham… the second edition.

  • Horace
  • Chester: Printed by T. Griffith 1832

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Description

4to, pp. viii, 103, [1]. Contemporary vellum, boards bordered with gilt rolls, spine with dark green morocco label and otherwise filled with a pattern of gilt tools, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Some light toning and soiling. Spine label chipped and rubbed, spine darkened, a few marks, boards bowing outward just slightly. Stamp of the Bibliotheca Liddelliana to binder’s blank.

Notes

'Only a few copies, including ten in Octavo, printed for private distribution' (note below imprint). This copy from the collection of Henry Liddell, Esq., whose library catalogue was also privately printed in small quantities (in Edinburgh) in 1840. The Rev. Francis Wrangham (1769-1842) was a member of the Roxburghe Club and first published his translations from Horace in 1821. This second edition, according to Martin, appeared in 1832, with 100 copies in quarto in addition to the ten in octavo.

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