[WHEATLAND, Stephen and Tipping SILVESTER]. ~ The Psalms of David, translated into Heroic Verse, In as Literal a Manner, As Rhyme and Metre will allow. With Arguments to each Psalm. And Explanatory Notes. London: Printed for S. Birt... and J. Buckland... 1754.
8vo (176 × 105 mm), pp. xvi, 366; water/dampstaining at front and rear; contemporary (publisher’s?) red morocco, elaborately gilt, black morocco label, gilt edes, inner gilt dentelles; old waterstain to upper cover, a handsome copy.
First edition. The dedication, to the Prince of Wales, is signed by Wheatland and the Anglican divine Silvester. Silvester was educated at Pembroke College and became a fellow in 1724, three years before Samuel Johnson arrived; he published Original Poems and Translations in 1733.