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The Tragedies of Sophocles From the Greek

$850.00

About this Book

2 vols. (complete). London: Printed for R. Francklin, 1759 (vol. I), 1758 (vol. II).

First Edition (thus). Full speckled calf, blind paneled, with morocco labels, gilt stamped lettering and patterns and raised bands on spine, all edges stained red, patterned paste-down endpapers.

Vol. I bound with A Dissertation on Ancient Tragedy. 4to; Plate with “Plan of a Greek Theater” bound with A Dissertation on Ancient Tragedy at the end of vol. I.

Vol. I with engraved frontispiece, dedication, list of subscribers, errata, and one page of advertisements; both vols. with device on title page and blue ribbon bookmark. ESTC T141000.

Each volume 11 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.

Thomas Francklin (1721-1784) was a playwright and professor. His translation of Sophocles’s tragedies into English from the Greek is well-known and long celebrated.

Condition: A very good set; light rubbing to spines with minor wear at head and tail; expected toning, offsetting, scattered foxing, vol. 1 with first free endpaper partially glued to front paste-down, and one leaf with last page of subscribers and errata bound out of order, pages overall clean and crisp. A lovely collector’s copy of the well-known Green work translated into English, famously done by Francklin.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Tragedies of Sophocles From the Greek

Publisher: Printed for R. Francklin, London,1758-59

Publication Date: 1888

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

Edition: First thus

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