The Works of Sallust, translated from the original Latin; To which is prefixed, a life of the author. By Henry Steuart, LL.D.

  • Sallust
  • Philadelphia: Printed for the trade by T.H. Palmer 1824


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FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 8vo, pp. [iv], 323, [1]. Contemporary sprinkled sheep, spine divided by gilt rules, red morocco label. Poor-quality paper rather toned and foxed, dampmark to lower corner. Extremities rubbed, some marks, joints cracking but sound. Ownership inscription of Asa Stanton to pastedown.


The first American edition of this translation of Sallust by Scottish landowner and soldier Sir Henry Seton Steuart (1759-1836). Better remembered for his arboriculture, Steuart was a reasonably accomplished scholar, though his translation has been criticised for its verbosity and liberties with the original. First published in London in 1806, this was its first appearance in North America.

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