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Xenophon's History of the Affairs of Greece By The Translator of Thucydides by The Translator of Thucydides - Hardcover - 1770 - from Rooke Books and Biblio.com

Xenophon's History of the Affairs of Greece By The Translator of Thucydides

by The Translator of Thucydides

Condition: Very Good


ont> Benjamin White : London, 1770 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An English translation of this famed history of Greece by contemporary author and philosopher, Xenophon. This translation is by scholar, Dr William Smith. Complete with the folding map, which is in a relatively clean condition. vi is misnumbered iv as called for. With the bookplate of William Leake Esq to the front pastedown. William Leake was an English topographer, diplomat and antiquarian. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society. ESTC No. T145017. The ESTC notes that the translator of this work was William Smith. Smith was the Dean of Chester and translated many Latin and Greek works. He is also known for his translation of Thucydides' 'History of the Peloponnesian War' . This work is often regarded as a thematic continuation of Thucydides' work. A fascinating work, with a well preserved map of Ancient Greece. Only the 1685 translation by Newman precedes this work. Condition: In a full tree calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Patches of rubbing to the spine, with some loss to the backstrip. Work has previously been rebacked with the original spine laid down. Joints and hinges have failed with the boards detached but present. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with just the odd spots. Overall Condition: Good Only.
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 058705
  • Title: Xenophon's History of the Affairs of Greece By The Translator of Thucydides
  • Author: The Translator of Thucydides
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: ont> Benjamin White : London
  • Date published: 1770


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