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MARONIS, Publii Virgilii.
Georgicorum Libri Quatuor. The Georgics of Virgil, with an English Translation and Notes. By JOHN MARTIN, F.R.S.

pp. xv, (i), 487, 4, (i) Advertisements, (xii) Index. 10 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, modern utilitarian cloth reback, scattered foxing, good overall.

*First published in this translation in 1741, it is replete with notes on the natural history and farming of Virgil's Greece. The poem itself is a glorifying of the earth and its productions and a passionate plea to the farming community to care for the land and the crops and animals that it sustains. John Martyn (1699-1768), was Professor of Botany at Cambridge and correspondent of the leading scientists of the day, including Sloane, Boerhaave and Linnaeus. The book is dedicated to another friend, Dr. Richard Mead, from whose library Martyn obtained many Virgil manuscripts. Another correspondent, Edmund Halley, supervised the astronomical portion of the notes.

Robert Dutton. London.

Date Published: 1811. Third edition. 8vo.

Stock No. 56826

Price: 135.00