The Satires of Persius Translated into English Verse; With some Occasional Notes, and the Original Text corrected. The Second Edition, To which is now prefixed, The Life of the Author.

  • Persius
  • London: Printed for A. Millar 1751
  • ESTC T143345; Morgan 337.


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8vo, pp. [ii], xxiv, 154, [2]. Contemporary speckled calf, boards bordered with a double gilt rule, spine divided by raised bands between double gilt rules, edges sprinkled red. A little rubbed, particularly to spine, front joint split but cords holding, label lost. Armorial bookplate of Henry Howard, Earl of Effingham to pastedown, modern booklabel to flyleaf date-stamped 1987, a few manuscript corrections in an early hand.


The second edition and first in a single volume of Thomas Brewster's translation of Persius which was issued in 6 separate parts in 1741; Brewster had published a translation of the second satire alone in 1733.

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