Priapeia or the Sportive Epigrams of Divers Poets on Priapus: the Latin Text Now for the First Time Englished in Verse and Prose (the Metrical Version by "Outidanos") with Introduction, Notes Explanatory and Illustrative, and Excursus by "Neaniskos."
by Burton, Richard Francis, generally regarded as the translator
Cosmopoli: Printed by the Translators ... for Private Subscribers Only, 1890. Hardcover. Good. index, xxviii, 187p. Original white paper-backed boards. 28cm. Moderate cover soil. Paper overlay on backstrip partially gone; three of four raised bands still present. Pictorial bookplate (Jacobus Bromley). Contents generally sound and clean. Copy #219 of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies. The initials "SCL" appear in ink after the number on the colophon (Leonard Smithers, who collaborated with Richard F. Burton on this work and was identified on the title-page as "Neaniskos.). Second issue with only the corrected version of pages xi-xiv present. See Penzer's Burton bibliography at pages 150-153. Although Burton managed to remove his name from almost all copies, a seldom-seen specimen title-page has been laid in on which the metrical Version is identified as being by the translator of "The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night" and the Introduction. Notes Explanatory and Illustrative, and Excursus as being by "S. C. L."
(Inventory #: 85342)
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