London, South Kensington
22 September 2004
BURTON, Richard Francis, & Leonard C. SMITHERS (translators). The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, London: printed for the translators, 1894. 8° (255 x 155mm). Title in red and black, aquatint frontispiece in three proof states: one before letters, one before letters on india paper mounted, and one on india paper mounted. (One plate spotted.) Original vellum-backed boards (somewhat soiled). FIRST EDITION. NUMBER 10 OF 12 COPIES 'ON JAPANESE VELLUM' SIGNED BY SMITHERS. Casada 80; Penzer p.156.
BURTON, R.F. & L.C. SMITHERS (translators). Priapeia or the Sportive Epigrams of divers Poets on Priapus, 'Cosmopoli': printed by the translators, 1890. 4° (267 x 210mm). Frontispiece on india paper mounted, title in red and black. (Occasional light spotting.) Contemporary roan (extremities lightly scuffed). FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE. NUMBER 215 OF 500 COPIES INITIALLED BY SMITHERS. Casada 91; Penzer p.150.
With 2 other works in 12 volumes, R. F. Burton's [translator] Il Pentamarone ... of Giovanni Battista Basile (London, 1893, 2 vols.) and R. F. Burton's [translator] A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, now entitiled the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Benares, 1885-1888, 10 vols. only, without the 6 volume 'Supplementary Nights'). (14)
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