The epistles of Phalaris. Translated from the Greek. To which are added, some select epistles of ...

The epistles of Phalaris. Translated from the Greek. To which are added, some select epistles of the most eminent Greek writers


Published by printed for R. Francklin, London, 1749
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First Francklin edition, 8vo, pp. [16], xxiii, [1], 224; engraved frontispiece; Select Epistles has its own separate title dated 1748; a very nice copy in contemporary full paneled calf, red morocco label on spine, sprinkled edges. Phalaris, tyrant of Acragas (ca. 570-554, B.C.) "notorious for cruelty, especially for the hollow brazen bull in which his victims were confined and roasted alive . The letters bearing his name were written by a sophist, perhaps of the second century A.D. (proved by Bentley in 1697)" (OCD). Bookseller Inventory # 24618

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Title: The epistles of Phalaris. Translated from ...

Publisher: printed for R. Francklin, London

Publication Date: 1749

Edition: 1st Edition

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