Philadelphia: F. Bell, 1854. First American Edition. Hardcover. Three volumes in octavo. 5.375 x 8.25 in. 448; 411; 399 pp. Engraved frontispiece portraits of Homer, Horace, and Pindar, with tissue guards. Includes translated verse from Homer, Hesiod, Pindar, Sappho, Statius, Juvenal, Vergil, Lucan, Claudian, et al., as well as the first English translation of Nonnus. Specimens was first published in England in 1814. Very good in contemporary brown half-calf over marbled paper, all edges red; with marbled endpapers. Some heavy rubbing to covers, especially to marbled paper. Bindings secure. Item #33228
An attractively-bound 19th-century set of the classical poets, translated by Sir Charles Abraham Elton, a strong whig & man of cultivated tastes.