The Birds of Aristophanes. Translated by the Rev. Henry Francis Cary, A.M. With notes.

  • Aristophanes
  • London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey 1824


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. xxxvi, 179, [1]. Original finely-grained brown cloth, boards blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt. A little faint toning and spotting. Extremities bumped and just a touch worn. Stamp of the Crookehaven Library to title-page.


The first verse translation of the Birds of Aristophanes, produced by the Reverend H.F. Cary (1772-1844), best known for his version of the Divine Comedy. Mainly in 'fourteeners', the translation includes the first use of the term 'Cloudcuckooland'.

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