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The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis Translated into English Verse By Mr Dryden and Several Other Eminent Hands Together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus Made English with Mr Dryden

By Juvenal; Persius

1702

Jacob Tonson : London

8" by 5"

lxxxviii, [4], [1], 331pp, [6], 338-423pp, [1]

 

 

 

DETAILS

Mr Dryden's translation of Juvenal's satires issued with his English translation of Persius' satires to the rear. The third edition of this translation, with illustrations. An important translation of one of the great classical texts.

Illustrated, with a frontispiece and a further sixteen plates (one for every satire). Persius' satires has a portrait frontispiece of Persius. Collated, complete. Tonson published this complete translation of Juvenal's satires by Dryden and 'several other eminent hands'. Numbers one, three, six, ten and sixteen were translated by Dryden himself. Number seven was translated by his son Charles and fourteen by his son John. The complete translation of Persius is by Dryden and he also wrote the detailed preface 'Discourse concerning the Original and Progress of Satire' which is dedicated to Charles, Earl of Dorset. To this essay Dryden explains the history of the genre and gives a brief critique of its principal Latin practitioners. Juvenal was a Roman poet who was active during the first and early second century A.D. His satires are divided among five books which comprise of a wide-ranging discussion of contemporary society and social mores in dactylic hexameter. His sixth and tenth satires are some of the most renowned works in the collection. Persius is a Roman satirist of Etruscan origin. His satires reveal a stoic wisdom and strong criticism for what he regarded as stylistic abuses of his poetic contemporaries. A lovely edition of these important Roman satires.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding with blind stamping to the board edges. Imperceptibly rebacked with original boards preserved. Professional repairs to the hinges. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Rear endpaper has been removed. Just the occasional spots.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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