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The Greek Anthology

Epigrams from Anthologia Palatina XII

Translated Into English Verse

By Sydney Oswald [Sydney Lomer]

1914 - Privately Issued

9" by 5.5"; 95pp

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

A collection of Greek poems and epigrams translated into English.

Translated by Sydney Oswald, which was a nom de plume of Sydney Lomer. Lomer was a career Army officer. Lomer made his name as a war poet whose work was incredibly patriotic, alike to the theme of Horatian odes. 

Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.

Extremely scarce, as was privately printed. However, this anthology was highly successful and some of the work was included in the Uranian poetry book Men and Boys. 

Gift inscription to recto of front endpaper is addressed to L R, dated June 1914 

Lomer translated the twelfth book of the Palantine Anthology for this work. The poems and epigrams were first discovered in 1606 at the Palatine Library in Heidelberg. 

CONDITION

In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to front board and to spine. Externally, lovely. A few handling marks to boards. Gift inscription to recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Aldwych watermark to pages, most visible to page 7/8. Pages are very bright with mild spotting to endpapers else clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE.


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