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Author: Anacreon; Sappho:

Title: Hai tou Anakreontos odai. Kai ta tes Sapphous, kai ta tou Alkaiou leipsana.

Publication: Glasguae [Glasgow]: Excudebant R. & A. Foulis, 1777.

Description: 8vo., pp. 100. Near-contemporary sprinkled calf (endpapers watermarked 1790), boards bordered with a gilt roll. Final gathering rather browned and with a dampmark in the gutter (this also just faintly visible at the beginning), first few leaves slightly dusty. Sometime (early 20th century?) rebacked in lighter brown leather, red morocco label, front hinge cracking a bit. Armorial bookplate of Walter Henry James to front pastedown, ownership inscription of H. Ellison, alumnus of Harrow School (dated July 1797) to initial blank.

Gaskell lists two variants: a post 8vo and a foolscap 8vo with dagger signatures on the first leaf of most gatherings. This copy matches Gaskell's post 8vo in watermarks and collation, except that it has a dagger signature on A1 (but nowhere else).

Bibliography: Gaskell 610; ESTC T84085.

Reference Number: [53227]

Price: £150

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