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Author: Anacreon: (Fawkes, Francis, trans.:)

Title: The Works of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus and Musaeus. Translated from the Original Greek.

Publication: London: printed for J. Walker, J. Wallis, and J. Binns, Leeds, 1789.

Description: 2nd edition. 12mo, pp. x, [ii, blank], 321, [3]. Some gatherings printed on blue paper. Contemporary sheep, spine divided by gilt rules, red morocco label. Somewhat browned and spotted throughout. Extremities a bit rubbed, corners just a touch worn, tidy repairs to joints and spine ends. Early ownership inscription of Alex. Brown to flyleaf.

The posthumous, scarcer second edition of this highly-respected translation, first published 1760. Although Fawkes (bap. 1720-1777) had been widely read in his lifetime and formed a friendship with Samuel Johnson, he left little at his death for his widow to live upon, leading to publication of his unfinished works and and then this reprinting.

Bibliography: ESTC T85627.

Reference Number: [53807]

Price: £150


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