London: Seeley & Company, 1883. Hardcover. Bound in publisher's green cloth; gilt spine lettering. Author, title and illustration of hat and pitchfork gilt stamped on front cover; title page and title half page are in black and red lettering; XV, 102 pp plus 14 bw plates not included in pagination. Each plate has the eclogue it accompanies on the facing page with blank pages before the eclogue and after the plate. Good (shelfwear and soiling to boards, cloth spine is chipped and torn; very faint foxing spots mainly to front and rear end pages. Pages of text and plates are lightly age toned as expected with age but are otherwise clean and clear. Hinges internally are slightly worn but all pages are intact.). Item #186367
With illustrations by the author. "Of the etchings which illustrate each eclogue, only one was finished by the translator; the others, left in an incomplete state at his death, were finished by his son (the editor of this work) with the aid of "a series of touched proofs with memoranda intended by him for his own use in completing the etchings." -Preface. "[The translator] did not claim for this work any merit as a literal or even as a free translation. I have called it a 'paraphrase', but perhaps more correctly, it has been compared in musical phrase to 'a meditation upon Virgil's air'."--Preface.
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