An English version of the Eclogues of Virgil / By Samuel Palmer. With illustrations by the author
- Title in red and black.
"Of this large-paper edition only one hundred and thirty-five copies have been printed; ten of which are presentation and twenty-five for America ..."
Editor's preface signed: A.H. Palmer.
Of the etchings whitch illustrate each eclogue, only one was finished by the translator; the others, left in an incomplete state at his death, were finished by his son (the editor of this work) with the aid of "a series of touched proofs with memoranda intended by him for his own use in completing the etchings." cf. Pref.
"[The translator] did not claim for this work any merit as a literal or even as a free translation. I have called it a `paraphrase', but perhaps more correctly, it has been compared in musical phrase to `a meditation upon Virgil's air'."--Pref.
"Some observations on the country and on rural poetry": p. -14.
This copy is no. 21.
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