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

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

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.

Price: $175.00

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