The Breviary Treasures
Boston: Nathan Haskell Dole, 1904. The Adelphi Edition. Number 171 of an Edition Limited to 475 copies, printed upon French Handmade paper. Illustrated by monochrome frontispieces and elaborate border decorations to each page of text. Ten Volumes, complete as issued. Tall 8vo. 6.5"x9". Handsomely bound in gilt ruled 3/4 brown Levant Morocco and linen covered boards. Elaborate gilt tooled spine compartments with gilt scored raised bands.Gilt titles. Top Edges Gilded.
Sets is comprised by-
The Wisdom of Marcus Aurelius. Translated by Jeremy Collier;
The Ecolgues of Vergil. Translated by Baron Bowen;
Sayings of Epictetus. Translated by T.W. Rolleston;
Selections from Gesta Romanorum. Translated by Rev. Charles Small;
Odes of Anacreon Anacreontics and Other Selections from the Greek Anthology. Translated by n/a ;
The Satires of Horace. Translated by Various Hands;
The Story of Odysseus in the Land of the Phæacians, Being the Sixth and a Part of the Seventh Book of the Odyssey. Translated by Andrew Lang and Prof. Butcher;
Selections from Aristophanes and Lucian. Translated by F.A. Paley;
The Olympic and Pythian Odes of Pindar. Translated by Abraham Moore;
Selections from the Koran of Mohammed. Translated by George Sale.
Various very mild rubbing to covers.Several extremely mild chips to several caps. Small scuffs to several spines,including a short vertical streak to Koran spine. Some corners gently bumped. A gleaming, crisp and clean Fine set.