GULIELMI SHAKESPEARE CARMINA QUAE SONNETS NUNCUPANTUR.

(Shakespeare.) Barton (A.T., Translator)

GULIELMI SHAKESPEARE CARMINA QUAE SONNETS NUNCUPANTUR.

Latine Reddita ab Alvredo Thoma Barton Edenda Curavit Joannes Harrower.

Description: 61/150 COPIES, a couple of faint spots to prelims, pp. x, 155, royal 8vo, original Zaehnsdorf binding (not signed) of full vellum, triple fillet borders, that to upper board with lettering in gilt within, t.e.g, others untrimmed, light spotting to endpapers with the turn-ins a little spotted also, very good

Publication Details: Medici Society, 1913

Notes: A notable translation, rendering the Sonnets of Shakespeare into Latin hexameters and elegiac couplets, constituting the major published work of the classical scholar A.T. Barton of Pembroke College, Oxford - who died the year before his ambition to bring Shakespeare's work to a much smaller audience was realised in print. The vellum binding was restricted to the subscribers, who numbered just under seventy, and a photogravure portrait was laid in - though not present here it has offset slightly to the verso of the flyleaf, providing a ghostly apparition of the translator....more

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Price: £400

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1913

Stock Number: 65617

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