THE ODES, SATYRS, AND EPISTLES OF HORACE. DONE INTO ENGLISH.

London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1684. [16],183,[1],369-432,449-570,[4]pp. plus frontis and inserted plate. Octavo. Contemporary unlettered calf. Spine darkened, shallow loss at crown and toe of spine, with short cracks at ends of joints, lower forecorners worn; plate ineptly handcolored at some early date; neat, early ownership signature on title ('Wm. Inge'); very faint tidemark evident to a few leaves in first gathering, some tanning, but generally a good to very good copy. Bookplate. Item #WRCLIT70818

First edition of Creech's celebrated translation, preceded by the four-page dedication to his friend, John Dryden. This copy is the variant without the engraved device on the verso of A8, and with Tonson's name alone in the imprint. The frontis and plate are signed "M. Burghers." The errata slip is not present in this copy, but the terminal adverts remain intact. ESTC R233611. WITHER TO PRIOR, 239. WING H2774

Price: $350.00