POLWHELE, Richard, translator. ~ The Idyllia, Epigrams, and Fragments, of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus, with the Elegies of Tyræus, translated from the Greek into English Verse. To which are added, Dissertations and Notes... Exeter: Printed and sold by R. Thorn. Sold also by T. Cadell, and C. Dilly, London; J. Fletcher, Oxford; J. Merrill, Cambrige; J. Jackson, Litchfield; and R. Cruttwell, Bath. 1786.
4to (270 × 210 mm), pp. , 416, ; without the final advertisement leaf; occasional light foxing to the generous margins; modern quarter calf; early ink ownership inscription of Elizabeth Jane Wether to the title.
Scarce first edition of Polwhele’s Theocritus, dedicated to Admiral George Edgcumbe (1720–1795), Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort, printed in Exeter, and published by subscription. Hannah More is among the subscribers included on the list at the end. Jackson, p. 123.