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DRYDEN, John (trans.); JUVENAL & Persius.

The Satires.

Translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden, and other eminent hands. To which is prefix'd a discourse concerning the Original and Progress of Satir.

London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1713 Stock Code: 128943
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First duodecimo edition of Dryden's translation, the fifth overall, first published in 1693. An attractively bound copy, with a pencilled note on the front free endpaper identifying the work as that of Roger Payne (1739-1797), the notable English bookbinder who had a significant influence on the development of the craft in Britain. The style, especially in the lettering on the spine, does bear resemblance to other bindings by Payne, but the claim cannot be verified.

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Description

Duodecimo (132 x 74 mm). Later 18th-century red straight-grain morocco, smooth spine lettered and ruled in gilt, single gilt fillet to covers, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

With 2 engraved frontispieces, one of which is a portrait of the dedicatee Charles Earl of Dorchester, and 13 other engraved plates.

Condition

Minor soiling to morocco, dampstaining at foot of contents. A very good copy.

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