The Hymns of Callimachus, translated from the Greek into English…

~ The Hymns of Callimachus, translated from the Greek into English Verse, with explanatory Notes. To which are added, select Epigrams, and the Coma Berenices of the same Author, Six Hymns of Orpheus, and The Encomium of Ptolemy by Theocritus. London: Printed for the translator, and sold by T. Waller... and J. Ward. 1755.

4to (260 × 196 mm), pp. [24], 212, [16], with subscribers’ list; engraved title vignette and headpieces; marginal browning throughout; contemporary calf, rebacked; old library stamp (Bibliotheca Böttigeri) to foot of initial blank.

Sole edition of this translation of verses by Callimachus, the Hellenist poet-scholar who worked in the library at Alexandria. The Hymns of Callimachus was described after the translator’s death as ‘upon the whole an agreeable accession to an English classical library’ (Monthly Review, 1793).

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