Odes of Pindar, with Several other Pieces in Prose and Verse, translated from the Greek. To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Olympick (Olympic) Games

Pindar; West, Gilbert

Published by Printed for R. Dodsley, 1749
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Full calf leather. Quarto. C4, cviii, 315, (2). A translation of various odes by Pindar, including various Olympic odes, the Song of Orpheus, the Triumphs of the Goat, two Nemean odes, etc. Preceded by a lengthy discussion and history of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece, discussing the Hellanodicks (precursor to the Olympics), foot races, wrestling, the pentathlon, horse races, honors and awards, etc. GOOD condition. Leather cracked and split along the hinges, with the covers tenuously attached. Heavy scuffing to the leather, especially along the extremities, including sections peeled off exposing the boards beneath. Leather cracked and chipped along the spine, with some residue of leather present when handled. Owners' signatures present. Text block clean and solid. Offsetting to the endpapers, with very minor scattered foxing. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Odes of Pindar, with Several other Pieces in...
Publisher: Printed for R. Dodsley
Publication Date: 1749
Binding: Full Leather
Book Condition: Good

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