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Utopia. Translated into English by Ralph Robinson, sometime Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. His second and revised edition, 1556: preceded by the title and epistle of his first edition, 1551. Carefully edited by Edward Arber.
London: Edward Arber, 1869 - Square octavo (219 x 175 mm). Contemporary half vellum, pebble-grain cloth stamped to resemble pebble-grain morocco, gilt titles to spine on red morocco label, top edge red. Spine a little soiled, a few blemishes to covers, minor dampstains to pastedowns. A very good copy. First Arber edition. The English Reprint series, published between 1868 and 1871, sought to bring accurate texts of classic works of English literature, formerly only accessible in expensive editions, to a general public readership. Priced at sixpence each, the 30 books in the series included new editions of Milton's Areopagitica, Sir Philip Sidney's An Apology for Poetry, and Roger Ascham's The Schoolmaster. When business relations with his original publisher Alexander Murray became strained, Arber took over the publication of the series and produced these editions from his house at 5 Queen Square, Bloomsbury. The popularity of the series led to major publisher Constable reprinting the series in full between 1895 and 1936.
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