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001 $ 03/2906
003 $ UK-LoRAA
005 $ 20220114094744.9
041 1 # $a eng $h lat
044 # # $a uk
100 1 # $a Pliny
240 1 1 $a [Letters. $l English. $s Melmoth. $f 1763.]
245 1 4 $a The Letters Of Pliny The Consul: With Occasional Remarks. By William Melmoth, Esq. ... The Fifth Edition, Corrected. Vol. I. (II.)
246 3 # $a Epistulae
260 # # $a London: $b Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall. $c MDCCLXIII. $c [1763]
300 # # $a 2 vols.; $c 212 mm. (Small quarto.)
500 # # $a Vol. I: [12], 368 p. - Vol. II: [4], 371-692, [4] p.
505 0 # $a Vol. I: [Half-t., t.p., dedic.] - The Preface - The Letters Of Pliny. Book I.(-VI.). - Vol. II: [Half-t., t.p.] - The Letters Of Pliny. Book VII.(-IX.) - [Sectional title:] Book the Tenth ... - The Letters Of Pliny. Book X. - An Alphabetical Index Of The Persons Names to whom Pliny addresses the foregoing Letters.
508 # # $a The two title page vignettes are signed as engraved by Ravenet.

The translation is dedicated by Melmoth to the Earl of Cholmondeley.
510 4 # $a ESTC $c T121644
510 3 # $a On Pliny's villas see the note on Robert Castell's The Villas Of The Ancients Illustrated (1728).
520 2 # $a Melmoth's translation of Pliny's Letters was first published in 1746. Another English translation, by Lord Orrery, was brought out in 1751.

The tenth book, which in this publication has its own divisional title-page, contains Pliny's correspondence between himself and the emperor Trajan. Beside the pictures which the letters provide of Roman public and private life, they will have been of interest to students of art and architecture for the evidence which they give of Pliny's patronage of the arts and of his country villas.

The edition is not illustrated. Two title-page vignettes show a coin of Trajan.
533 # # $n A microfilm version was published in 1986 (Woodbridge: CT Research Publications Inc.).
561 # # $a Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.
562 # # $a In Volume II a second copy of the half-title has been bound in after the title-page.
563 # # $a 18th-century calf, rebacked, with red morocco spine-labels, lettered, 'Melmoth's Pliny Vol. I. (II.)'.
600 0 4 $a Pliny
600 0 4 $a Trajan
653 # # $a Romans - Social life and customs - Civilization - Italy - Rome - History - 1st century - 2nd century
655 # # $a Latin letters - Biography - 1st century - 2nd century
655 # 0 $a Translations from Latin - Translations into English - Great Britain - 18th century
700 0 # $a Trajan
700 1 # $a Melmoth, William $e translator
700 1 # $a Dodsley, Robert $e publisher
700 1 # $a Dodsley, James $e publisher
700 1 # $a Cholmondeley, George Cholmondeley, 3rd Earl of $e dedicatee
852 8 # $d 1802: E-1-02; 1821: E-1-02.