Bellum Catilinarium et Jugurthinum, cum versione libera….i.e. The History of the Wars of Catiline and Jugurtha, by Sallust. With a free translation… by John Clarke, of Hull.

  • Sallust
  • Glocester [Gloucester]: Printed by R. Raikes 1789
  • ESTC T131424.


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8vo, pp. xxvi, [3]-226, [2]. Contemporary sheep, unlettered spine divided by raised bands. Toned, some spotting. Boards scratched, joints and corners repaired, front flyleaf excised. Various ownership inscriptions of Samuel Swan, one amended to be a gift inscription to George Swan (Nov. 6 1841).


A scarce provincial printing of this school edition of Sallust, originally published in 1734. The editor and translator John Clarke (1687-1734) was master of Hull Grammar School, and a pioneering advocate of language learning without rote memorisation and with the use of translations (for which he was attacked by traditionalists, including Ruddiman). This edition was printed by Clarke's wife's brother's son, Richard Raikes (1736-1811), also an educationalist with an interest in Sunday schools. ESTC locates a handful of copies of this edition, the only UK location being the BL, plus McMaster, UPenn, William and Mary, and Virginia.

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