The Acharnenses of Aristophanes, with Notes Critical and Explanatory, adapted to the use of schools and universities, by T. Mitchell.

  • Aristophanes
  • London: John Murray 1835


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PRESENTATION COPY, 8vo, pp. xx, [ii], 276. Original grey boards backed in buff cloth, printed paper label to spine. Some light spotting, a dampmark to lower margin. Binding lightly stained and soiled, extremities a touch worn. Armorial bookplate of J.C. Gaisford St Lawrence to front pastedown, flyleaf inscribed ‘With the Editor’s best respects’.


A schoolbook edition of the Acharnians, edited by Thomas Mitchell (1783-1845), who had earlier published an important English translation of Aristophanes's comedies. This copy was presented by Mitchell, probably to Thomas Gaisford (1779-1855), dean of Christ Church - Mitchell lived in Oxfordshire - though the bookplate is of Gaisford's grandson Commander J. C. Gaisford St Lawrence (1862-1932), who had adopted his mother's surname for reasons of inheritance, she being sole child of the third earl of Howth.

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