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Cicero, Marcus Tullius
CICERO'S LAELIUS. A DISCOURSE OF FRIENDSHIP. TOGETHER WITH A PASTORAL DIALOGUE CONCERNING FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE
London: printed for William Crooke, at the Green-Dragon without Temple-Bar, 1691. Hardcover. Octavo, [8], 69, [3], 38, [2] ads; VG; bound in 19th century speckled calf by Zaehnsdorf, newly rebacked in similar leather, burgundy label with gilt titling; boards with moderate rubbing and wear, double-ruled gilt border, turn-ins; marbled endpapers; all edges of text block gilt; "A pastoral dialogue concerning friendship and love. Occasion'd by the death of the Honourable J.T." has separate dated title page and pagination; register is continuous.; Extremely scarce; shelved case 3. A Fascinating tale of Queer Love carefully appended to one of the quintessential dialogues on Friendship. With Cicero being translated and A Pastoral Dialogue being written just after the Glorious Revolution and during the Nine Years War, "when all the world is in arms...," [preface] these two pieces act as a soothing counterpart to the violence and change occurring in the world.; William Crooke was a printer active from 1667-1694. He printed for Richard Flecknoe and Thomas Hobbes, and published various pieces of literature.; "We know nothing about the author of the following 1691 translation of Cicero's Laelius, except that he was a friend of the almost equally anonymous J.T., to whom the author dedicates the original homoerotic pastoral dialogue appended to the translation. Described as "the Honourable" on the pastoral poem's separate title page, J.T. was obviously a member of the upper class, perhaps the younger son of a peer below the rank of marquess, although by the en … [Click Below for Full Description]
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