The Satires of Juvenal Translated:


The Satires of Juvenal Translated:

with explanatory and classical notes, relating to the laws and customs of the Greeks and Romans.

Description: some light soiling and toning, frequent underlining and marginal notes in an early hand (see below), pp. xvi, 416, 8vo, later mottled calf, rebacked preserving original endpapers, spine gilt (somewhat crudely), armorial bookplate of Thomas Hesketh and shelfmark label of the Easton Neston library, good

Publication Details: Printed for J. Nicholson, in Cambridge, 1777

Notes: A later edition of Thomas Sheridan's Juvenal, first published in 1739. Sheridan (1687-1738), an Irish schoolmaster, also translated Sophocles and Tasso, but satire suited him well - he was a contemporary and friend of Swift, with whom he regularly crossed puns. An early owner of this copy was evidently unaware of Sheridan's authorship, and has added 'By Dunstan' to the title-page, possibly thinking of Samuel Dunster, who translated Horace's satires in the early eighteenth century. The same owner has been through the text adding his own notes, including short summaries at the beginning of each ...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T123506)

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Price: £400

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1777

Stock Number: 54127

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