Auction 356 Old & Rare Books - Classical Antiquity

HESIODUS. The works. Transl. from the Greek by mr. Cooke. Lond., N. Blandford for T. Green, 1728. 2 vols. 260; 203 pp. W. 2 diff. engr. fronts. 4°. Cont. blind tooled panelled cf. w. raised bands & gilt coat of arms of 'The Soc. of Writers to the Signet' on all sides. (Spine ends vol. 1 a bit dam., libr. tickets on upper paste downs).

First complete edition in English, including both the "Theogony" and "Works and Days." Cooke's translation was so successful that he became known as "Hesiod" Cooke, and this translation would be a great influence to William Blake. - Hoffmann II, 258: "Diese Ubsz. wird in England geschätzt."

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