The History Of Herodotus: Translated from the Greek. By Isaac Littlebury. Vol. I. (II.)


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Uniform Title

[Histories., English., Littlebury., 1720.]


The Second Edition.


London:: Printed for A. Bell, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, W. and J. Innys, F. Fayram, J. Pemberton, C. Rivington, J. Hooke, F. Clay, J. Battley, and E. Symon., M.DCC.XX.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 195 mm. (Small quarto.)

General Note

Vol. I: [ii], xiii, [i], 447, [17], 16 p., 3 fold. maps. - Vol. II: [ii], 430, [16], 16 p.


Vol. I: [T.p.] - Preface; An Explanation of some Words occurring in this History - [Fold. map] - [Text, bk. 1] - [Fold. map] - [Text, bks. 2, 3] - [Fold. map] - [Text, bk.4] - An Index to the First Volume ... - [Advertisement, 'Books Sold by John Darby in Bartholomew-Close, London'.] - Vol. II.: [T.p.] - [Text, bks. 5-9] - An Index to the Second Volume ... - [Advertisement, 'Books Sold by John Darby in Bartholomew-Close, London'].


ESTC, T129614

Summary Note

Herodotus's Histories set out the results of his researches into the rise of the Persian empire in the Middle East, the attempt of the Persians to occupy the city-states of Greece, their victory at Thermopylae and their defeat at the battles of Marathon, Salamis and Plataea.


This edition is available on microfilm (Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications Inc., 1986) (The Eighteenth Century; reel 2795, no.1).


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century calf; rebacked in 1991, red morocco spine-labels lettered 'Littlebury's Herodotus', spines lettered 'I (II)'.


Greece - Iran - Middle East - Foreign relations - History - 5th century B. C. - Greek literature
Translations from Greek - Translations into English - Great Britain - 18th century


Isaac Littlebury, translator
Andrew Bell, publisher
John Darby the younger, publisher, bookseller
Arthur Bettesworth, publisher
William Innys, publisher
John Innys, publisher
Francis Fayram, publisher
John Pemberton, publisher
Charles Rivington, publisher
John Hooke, publisher
Francis Clay, publisher
Jeremiah Battley, publisher
Edward Symon, publisher
John Darby the younger, Books Sold by John Darby in Bartholomew-Close, London