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PRESENTATION COPY

THEOCRITUS. Selecta quaedam theocriti idyllia. Recensiut, variorum notas adjecit suasque animadversiones, partim latine, partim anglice scriptas, immiscuit, thomas edwards, s.t.p..

Cantabrigiae [i.e. Cambridge]. Typis Academicis Excudebat J. Archdeacon, 1779. First edition.
8vo. [8], 388pp, [4]. With a leaf of errata and a final advertisement leaf. Parallel Latin and Greek texts followed by Latin and English notes. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Extremities a trifle marked and sunned. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, small hole to margin of leaf X8, light damp-staining to head of text block. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf: 'The Hon. Mr. Conway / From the Author.'
A presentation copy of the sole edition of Church of England Clergyman and schoolmaster Thomas Edwards' (1729-1785) parallel Latin and Greek text, followed by Latin and English notes, of the works of Greek bucolic poet Theocritus. This copy was presented by the author to the 'Hon. Mr. Conway', presumably courtier and politician Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford (1718-1794), Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire at the time Edwards was vicar at Nuneaton.
ESTC T138188.
£ 850.00 Antiquates Ref: 14630