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HOLDSWORTH, [EDWARD]. - Remarks and Dissertations on Virgil; with some other classical observations; ... with several notes, and additional remarks, by Mr Spence.

London, for Dodsley 1768. Quarto gilt calf (hinges cracked but firm enough); vi,620pp, 12 plates (four being folding maps or plans), a couple of other illustrations through the text. Some light browning and offsetting, a handsome copy. ¶ Holdsworth was of the modern school of classical scholarship, reading Virgil on the spot that it was written and was regarded as the leading Virgilian (Virgiliast?) of his age. After declining a fellowship at Oxford for political reasons he spent much of his life as a tutor for friends and their children -a grand tour guide - allowing him extended travels and studies in Italy; he contributed to James Russel's archaeological letters of a young painter (1748 & 50). These studies are published posthumously, he never recovered from a fever caught crawling in a drain made by Claudius and he died in 1746. Some plates and plans are of the amphitheatre and temple of Augustus at Pola.
AUD 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 284.75 US$ 321.8 | £UK 249.5 | JP¥ 35585] Book number 5384

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