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THE TRAGEDIES OF EURIPIDES Translated. In Two Volumes.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley. -3 1781 - 1st Potter Ed. 2 vols. Sm. 4to. xvi + [vii] Subscribers + [i] Errata + 687pp. + [i]. + vii + 677pp. Engraved vignette port. to t.p. of vol. 1, copper plate frontis. the Portico of the Temple of Delphi after James ‘Athenian’ Stewart, dec. devices. With manuscript index leaves prefacing each volume signed Robert Wetherell. With presentation bookplate from Charles Evans to Pontypridd Public Library, sm. ink stamp to tail of, signature 3Q2 with leading corner replaced, some light browning, modern rebind in morocco backed cloth boards, sl. sunned gilt ruled spines with gilt lettered title labels. ESTC T148529.From the library of Robert Wetherell, Prebendary of Hereford. A Fellow of New College, University of Oxford from c.1768 to 1842 and Honorary Fellow from 1784 to 1814.Subscribers include Sir Joseph Banks, William Pitt, R[ichard] B. Sheridan, Hans Sloane, Lord Walpole, Joshua Reynolds, etc.Robert Potter (1721–1804), translator and Church of England clergyman. Potter’s chief work was his translation of the ‘Tragedies of Æschylus’. Beattie called it ‘the best translation that ever appeared in English of any Greek poet’ and Sir James Mackintosh read it ‘with very great admiration’. Potter then translated Euripides. While not so well reviewed as his translation of Æschylus it was quickly reprinted in 1804, 1814, and 1832, with some of the plays also published seperately. US$660 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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