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Author: FENELON (FRANCOIS DE SALIGNAC DE LA MOTHE):
Title: The Adventures of Telemachus, The Son of Ulysses. In French and English. The Original carefully printed according to the best Editions of France and Holland, And the Translation, which is entirely new, revised by Mr Des Maizeaux.
Description: London: Printed or John Gray..., 1742. 2 volumes. 12mo, pp. leaves numbered rather than pages, so [iv], xxxii [sic, but actually lxiii, lxxiv blank], 216 [217 blank, but 432, 433 text, 434 blank]; [iv], 207 [414, 415 text, 416 blank], parallel translations with French on verso facing English on recto, 6 engraved plates in volume 2, contemporary calf; lacks map in volume 1 and there are no plates in volume 1, joints cracked, spines worn, top and base of spine chipped. This is different translation from that by Ozell, first published in 1715, or that by Littlebury and Boyer 1699 - 1700. The translation is prefaced by Andrew Michael Ramsay's discourse on epic poetry, also in French and English, with this note, "This discourse has been revised, alter'd and improved in many places, according to corrected communicated by Mr. Ramsay, who is the author of it." The earliest English printing of Ramsay's discourse on epic poetry, first published in French in 1717, that I have found is that in the 1719 edition of Littlebury and Boyer's translation. Ramsay died in 1743, so the editor's claim is plausible: Des Maizeaux died in 1745. ESTC T176637 calls for a map and "plates"; there seems to have been a map before the title-page in volume 1, as indicated by a fragment of a stub. Two copies located: L; NIC.
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