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and Troy's Destruction. In four books. Containing, I. An Account of the Birth, Life, Death, and Glorious Actions of the Mighty Hercules of Greece. II. The Renowned and Valiant Deeds of the most famous Hector of Troy. III. The Rape of Fair Helen of Greece; together with the last Destruction of Troy, by the Stratagem of the Wooden Horse. IV. The Arrival of Brute in Britain, and how he conquered Albion and his Giants, and built Troynovant, now London. To which is added, The Siege of Troy, a tragi-comedy, as it has been often acted with great Applause.

Description: with a woodcut frontispiece, depicting Hercules, and a woodcut frontispiece to the 2-4 books, in the text, advertisements on the recto, pp. 144 (including frontispiece), 24, 12mo, contemporary sheep, spine a little defective at either end, very good

Publication Details: Printed for Sarah Bates, at the Sun and Bible in Giltspur-Street; and James Hodges, at the Looking-Glass on London Bridge, 1735

Notes: A remarkably well-preserved little volume, almost as fresh as the day it was made: 5 copies only in ESTC (BL, Bodley, Emory, NYU, Newberry). The house of Bates first published this collection in about 1723, again in 1728, but possibly his widow Sarah really published those, as Charles bates seems to have died before 1720. The last part, 'The siege of Troy', with its own title-page, is an adaptation of Elkanah Settle's 'The virgin prophetess', and has a separate title-page, pagination and register. James Hodges was at the Looking-Glass on London Bridge from about 1720, producing chapbooks, and ...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T66387)

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Price: £2,000

Subject: History

Published Date: 1735

Stock Number: 65911

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