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Hardback, 8.5 x 7 inches. Full polished leather binding, bevel edge boards, with decorative gilt paneling, gilt lettering and raised banding to spines. Full gilt page edging. Pale yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Beautiful leather binding, some some slight rubbing to corners, a couple of minor handling marks to boards. Endpapers cracked at front. Some minor handling marks to pages with some faint foxing spots. Else a very clean and tight copy. 210pp +2pp cat. Illustrated with B&W line drawings by George Scharf. Four historical poems, each upon a different Heroic episode in the History of Rome. Each is preceded by an explanatory essay. Thomas Babington Macaulay [1800-1859] poet, historian & politician. These verse were written to pass the time whilst out of Political Office. Horatius, Battle of the Lake Regillus, Virginia, The Prophecy of Capys.
Title: Lays of Ancient Rome. With illustrations, Original and from the Antique, by George Scharf, Jun.
Publisher: London, Longmans, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1847:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 82888
Keywords: Literature LORD MACAULAY, Lays of Ancient Rome, illustrations, Heroic, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Horatius, Battle of the Lake Regillus, Virginia, The Prophecy of Capys, fine binding, 1847, Longmans,