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A Metrical Version of The Archarnians The Knights and The Birds in the Last of Which a Vein of Peculiar Humour and Character is for the First Time Detected and Developed
William Pickering, London 1840 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. 70 + 89 + 103 pp. + errata page. First Edition of Frere's sparkling translations of three of Aristophanes' eleven surviving plays. The book was printed on the government printing press in Malta where Frere had retired for the sake of his wife's health, and published in London the following year. 4to, in 3 parts. Printed on laid paper with a blueish tinge; pts. 2 and 3 have colophons reading "Malta: Printed at the Government Press 1839". Binding tight. Light scattered foxing, with most pages clean. Upper margin of final pages have dampstain not quite touching page number. Leather has fair amount of wear and rubbing, but remains viable. Overall, somewhere between good and very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
Last Found On: 2014-10-10           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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