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Demosthenes’ Orations

SKU: 9274
£500.00

Title:
Demosthenes’ Orations

Date of publication:
1756

Binding:
contemporary calf

Publisher(s):

  • William Johnston
  • Author(s):

  • Demosthenes
  • Translator(s):
    Thomas Leland

    First edition of this translation by Thomas Leland (1722-1785) of the ancient Athenian statesman and orator

    Demosthenes: All the orations of Demosthenes, pronounced to excite the Athenians against Philip King of Macedon. Translated into English; digested and connected, so as to form a regular history of the progress of the Macedonian power: with notes historical and critical. By Thomas Leland […] London: printed for W. Johnston, 1756.

    4to. pp. xxiii, [vii], 172, [iv] + b/w engraved folding map of ancient Greece, closed tear (without loss) where tabbed into the book; contemporary tan calf, some wear, upper joint renewed, marbled edges. Armorial bookplate of Wilmot, Viscount Lisburne; probably Welsh landowner and Irish peer Wilmot Vaughan, 3rd Viscount Lisburne (c. 1695-1766). First edition of this translation by Thomas Leland (1722-1785) of the ancient Athenian statesman and orator. Leland became Professor of Oratory at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1763. The map is ‘Tabula Cosmographica Graeciae Antiquae’, possibly engraved by Thomas Jefferys. ESTC T138463