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Early works to 1800
Translations into English Early works to 1800
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Works of Virgil.
London, Printed for R. Dodsley, 1753
|Named Person:||Aeneas, (Legendary character); Aeneas, (Legendary character)|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Virgil; Joseph Warton; Christopher Pitt; William Warburton; William Whitehead; Francis Atterbury; E Holdsworth; Joseph Spence; Louis-Philippe Boitard; Paul Fourdrinier; Thomas Jefferys; Robert Dodsley
|Notes:||Edited by Joseph Warton.
Parallel Latin and English texts.
English Short Title Catalogue lists 3 variants of this title published by R. Dodsley in 1753. One variant has the publisher as "Printed for R. Dodsley in Pall-mall" (N25883).
Volume 1: xxx, 440 pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates (1 folded) ; Volume 2: xxiii pages, 1 unnumbered page, 350 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates (1 folded) ; Volume 3: 492 pages, 4 unnumbered pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates ; Volume 4: 448 pages, 32 unnumbered pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates.
Frontispieces of all volumes signed: "L.P. Boitard, sculp.", folded plate (volume 1, page 191) signed: "P. Fourdrinier sculp.", map (folded) (volume 2, after page xxiii) signed: "T. Jeffrys sculp.", folded plate (volume 3, page 455) signed: "Invented by Wm. Whitehead, design'd and engrav'd by L.P. Boitard".
In some variants, Volume 1, page 349 misnumbered 446.
In some variants, volume 3 contains 4 unnumbered pages of publisher's advertisements at end.
Includes errata (volume 4, unnumbered page 32 at end).
|Description:||4 volumes, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations, map, portrait ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||Volume 1. Life of Virgil ; Dissertation on pastoral poetry ; P. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica. The Ecologues of Virgil ; The Georgics of Virgil ; Reflections on didactic poetry --
Volume 2. Dissertation on the nature and conduct of the Aeneid ; Aeneid, books 1-4 --
Volume 3. Dissertation on the 6th book of Virgil's Aenis / by Mr. Warburton ; Aeneid, books 5-8 ; Observations on the shield of Aeneas / by Mr. William Whitehead --
Volume 4. Aeneid, books 9-11 ; Reflections on the character of Iapis in Virgil: or, the character of Antonius Musa, physician to Augustus / by Francis Atterbury, late Bishop of Rochester ; Aeneid, book 12 ; Postscript ; Index.
|Responsibility:||The Æneid translated by the Rev. Mr. Christopher Pitt ; the Eclogues and Georgics, with notes on the whole, by the Rev. Mr. Joseph Warton. With several new observations by Mr. Holdsworth, Mr. Spence, and others. Also, a Dissertation on the sixth book of the Æneid, by Mr. Warburton. On the shield of Æneas, by Mr. W. Whitehead. On the character of Japis, by the late Dr. Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester. And, three essays on pastoral, didactic, and epic poetry, by the editor. In four volumes.|