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MOORE, Thomas. Odes of anacreon, translated into English verse with notes.

Dublin. Printed by Robert Napper, 1803. First Irish edition.
12mo. ix, [2], 12-214pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Attractively bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Slight rubbing to joints. Nineteenth century ink inscription to FEP, offsetting to title, lightly foxed.
A first Irish edition of Thomas Moore's (1779-1852) first work, originally issued in London in 1800, a translation of the Anacreonata, dedicated to the Prince of Wales. The eroticism, now considered mild, must surely have contributed to the work's contemporary popularity.
£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 13166