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Title: Dionysius Longinus on the Sublime: Translated from the Greek, with Notes and Observations, and Some Account of the Life, Writings, and Character of the Author. The Third Edition, Corrected and Improved.
Description: London: Printed for B. Dod..., 1752. 8vo, pp. [xiv], 180 [ 181 - 182 adverts], engraved frontispiece, title-page in red and black, contemporary calf, gilt spine; lacks label, front joint cracked, but firm. The first translation into English, by John Hall, of Longinus was published in 1652, but it was Boileau's French translation in 1674 that led to the word "sublime" being used in an English translation in 1698. Smith's translation was first published in 1739.
Keywords: aesthetics classics prose
Price: GBP 220.00 = appr. US$ 314.16 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 8474
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