The Destruction of Troy. Being the Sequel of the Iliad. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus. With notes. By J. Merrick Scholar of Trinity Coll. Oxford. Oxford, Sheldonian, 1739.
First Editions. Two works in one volume, 8vo (220 x 125 mm), pp. [xxiv], lxxxviii, 151, ; [viii], 112, dampstaining to first title and preface, list of subscribers browned, occasional contemporary annotations through both texts, in contemporary calf, double gilt fillet to covers, spine with raised bands, ruled in gilt, headcap chipped and some cracking along joints, with the contemporary heraldic bookplate of John Mall on the verso of the title-page and his ownership inscription, dated 1742, on the front free endpaper, ‘donum J. Shaw Arnig.’.
Two works bound together, as often, being James Merrick’s English translation of Tryphiodorus’ continuation of the Iliad, published by subscription and with scholarly notes, followed by a bilingual Greek and Latin edition of the same work, given in parallel text. This is a well-read copy, with some contemporary annotations.
ESTC t102771; t102772; Foxon M193.