The Works of Lucian, Translated from the Greek by Several Eminent Hands. The First Volume


The Works of Lucian, Translated from the Greek by Several Eminent Hands. The First Volume


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This odd-volume contains a variety of Lucian's important works as well as a sampling of 18th Century English translation by some of the most important authors of the day including Dryden and Walter Moyle. "Contents of the First Volume of Lucian's Works, Translated from the Greek by several hands: The Life of Lucian written by John Dryden; The Vision, or Lucian's Life. by T. Ferne; A Defense against one who call'd him Prometheus. By the same hand; Of Sacrifices by Walter Moyle; Herodotus, or Aetion by the same hand; --- Conference with Hesiod by the same hand; --- Panegyrick upon Demonsthenes by the same hand; The Cobler and his Cock by Sir Henry Sheers; The Parasite by the same hand; The Ass by Andrew Baden; Alexander or the False Prophet by Charles Blount; Mourning for the Dead by the same hand; The Council of the Gods by the same hand; Jupiter Tragaedus by the same hand; The Syrian Goddess by the same hand; Icaronippus, or a Voyage to heave by Mr. Tho. Brown; The Saturnalia or Pagan Carnival by the same hand; Chronosolon, or the Saturnalian Lawgiver by the same hand."

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Sam. Briscoe
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1711
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Vol. 1 Only. [14], 347p. 20 cm full leather binding with impressing on boards, raised bands on spine. Includes Engraved frontispiece. Ex-library with label on lower corner of front endpapers. Leather worn with tear at lower extremes of spine up the front hinge for 2.5 inches. Corners bumped and faded. Boards scuffed. Endpapers torn out at front with scribbling on the back endpapers. Wear to unpaginated first pages with deterioration to pager along edges, particularly the bottom edge. Ink and penciling on title/content pages. Some browning and staining throughout but texts are clear and in very good condition for reading. Sold "as-is."

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