Tragœdiæ duæ, Medea et Alcestis: Cum interpretatione Latina Georgii Buchanani Scoti: Ad optimorum Codicum fidem castigatæ. In usum Academiarum Scoticarum.

  • Euripides
  • Edinburgi [Edinburgh]: In ædibus Thomæ Ruddimanni 1722
  • ESTC N9481.


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8vo, pp. [ii], 221, [1]. Title-page printed in red and black. Contemporary sheep, spine divided by raised bands between gilt rules, red morocco label, boards bordered with gilt rule, edges sprinkled red. A little spotting. Binding rubbed and marked, front joint cracking but sound. Armorial bookplate of Sir John Trollope to front pastedown.


Ruddiman's reprint, praised by Dibdin as 'desirable... as well on the score of accuracy as of rarity' (I p. 546) of George Buchanan's metrical translations of two of Euripides' plays, alongside the ancient Greek originals. Buchanan's translations were first performed in the 1540s and saw print in the 1550s. This copy belonged to conservative politician Sir John Trollope (1800-1874), second cousin to novelist Anthony Trollope.

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