The Letters of Pliny the Consul: With Occasional Remarks. By William Melmoth. The Second Edition, Corrected.
London : Printed for R. Dodsley... sold by W. Thurlbourn... 1747. 2 vols. 8vo, 6 ff, pps 1-368, + 3 ff, pps 371-692, 2 ff, titles in red and black with engraved vignettes of coins, cont. sprinkled calf, gilt double fillet borders, red mor. labels on spines, hinges weak. Engraved Porkington Library labels with shelf marks in each vol.
“A translation said to equal the original both in beauty and force”. - Lowndes.
Dr. Warton, in a note in his edition of Pope’s Works, claims Melmoth’s Pliny to be “One of the few translations that are better than the original”.
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