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Richmond Rules To Form The Ovidian Distich With Some Hints on The Transition To The Virgilian Hexameter

By James Tate Jr. [ed.]

1835

Baldwin and Cradock : London

9" by 5.5"

[vii] 30pp. (1)

 

 

 

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The very scarce first edition of this fascinating work regarding the structure of the works of Ovid, first written by noted classical scholar and Headmaster, James Tate.

With a page of advertisements to the rear of the work. Very scarce. The first edition. The work was edited and contains a preface by the author's son, James Tate Junior. James Tate was the Headmaster of Richmond School and canon of St Paul's Cathedral. Tate was a noted classical scholar, with Robert Surtees recalling a night spent with him quoting from The Iliad. He was responsible for transforming Richmond School into one of the leading classical schools of his day, attracting boys from all over the country. This fascinating work was originally a guide written for Richmond pupils regarding the structure of the works of Ovid, offering a thorough guide, with examples of the format of his writings. The work also covers more briefly the Virgilian Hexameter, noting its differences to Ovid's works.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's cloth. Externally generally smart with slight bumping to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine. Slight loss to the head of the spine. Slight loss to the title label. Marks to the boards.Contemporary ink signature to front pastedown. Internally generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages generally bright and clean with scattered spotting.

Overall Condition: Good

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