1837 Horatius Restitutus: or the Books of Horace Arranged in Chronological Order According to the Scheme of Dr. Bentley
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Quintus Horatius Flaccus, or Horace as he is more widely known, was the leading Roman lyric poet and satirist under the emperor Augustus. Horace wrote poetry ranging from 'iambi' (epodes) and 'sermones' (satires and epistles) to 'carmina' (lyrics), yet the most frequent themes explored within his works were that of love, friendship, philosophy, and the art of poetry. This text is a fascinating work that presents the books of Horace in a chronological order 'according to the scheme of Dr Bentley', the English classical scholar, critic, and theologian who was the first Englishman to be ranked with the great heroes of classical learning. This copy also features a 'preliminary dissertation' on the life and works of Horace by James Tate, and an additional 'Original Treatise on the Metres of Horace'. In a half morocco binding with imitation leather cloth board, and attractive marbled endpapers and text block.
In a half morocco binding with imitation leather cloth boards. Externally generally smart. Slightly bumped and rubbed to extremities, joints and head and tail of spine. Rubbing has resulted in slight loss to leather to extremities, more severe to upper fore edge of front board. Rear hing split showing cords but firm. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout with light spotting only to first and last few pages. Pages age toned to edges.
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