The Epigrams, in 12 Books; with a Comment by James Elphinston.

MARTIAL.

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Baker and Galabin
Date Published: 1783

Description: 574pp. Large 4to, calf-backed marbled boards, hinges re-inforced, lacks frontispiece. London: Baker and Galabin, 1783. Good.

Comments: First Edition, with the 5p. list of subscribers, including Dr. Johnson, who should have known better, as the translation was greeted with universal ridicule. Elphinston, an Edinburgh educator, displayed further singularity by inventing and publishing in an awkward reformed spelling.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 27273


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