Translations chiefly from the Italian of Petrarch and Metastasio... by…

Translations chiefly from the Italian of Petrarch and Metastasio... by [LE MESURIER, Thomas, translator].
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~ Translations chiefly from the Italian of Petrarch and Metastasio... Oxford: Printed for J. Cooke; and sold by Messrs. Robinson, Rivington, and Egerton, London. 1795.

Small 8vo (187 × 117 mm), pp. iv, 127, [1]; printed in Italian and English on facing pages; some old waterstaining throughout; still a crisp copy in slightly later half calf, rubbed; bookplate of Winchester College (marked as a duplicate) and early inscription ‘Presented by the Rev. P. Hall to the Library of Winton Coll.’.

First edition. ‘The translation of poetry is difficult at all times, but particularly if closeness to the original be attempted... Yet... the pieces in this little volume must not only gratify the curiosity of such as wish to become acquainted with the peculiar merit of Italian poets, but will astonish those who are already familiar with the originals, by the constant fidelity and frequent happiness with which he has accomplished his purpose’ (Monthly Review). Jackson, p. 205.

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