Hai tou Anakreontos Odai [Greek]. The Odes of Anacreon: literally translated into English prose...

York: Printed by Wilson, Spence, and Mawman, and sold by C. Dilly…[et al.], 1796. First edition of this attractively printed translation of Anacreon’s Odes by Thomas Gilpin. The odes are translated into simple English prose, “designed for the use of those who have made no great progress in Grecian literature.” The twenty-ninth odes is not translated, as “There are several expressions…which might give offence to a delicate ear.”. Greek and English text on facing pages. Former owner’s bookplate. Some light waterstaining at the beginning, otherwise a very good copy. Uncommon. Original boards, uncut, rebacked in paper, with printed spine label laid down. Small octavo. [168] pp. Item #15634

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