London: Macmillan and Co., 1889.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). SIGNED, PRESENTATION COPY. Rendered Into English prose with an Introductory Essay by A. Lang, M.S. Lately Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. 12mo, original pictorial cloth. Not the 1st edition but the second edition under this title. A volume in Macmillan's "Golden Treasury Series". Presentation copy, inscribed by Lang on the verso of the front free endpaper: "Lady Napier with the translator's compliments." Covers lightly marked & worn, but in good condition. With a slip containing a copy of th e inscription tipped to the front pastedown. Bookplate of Maurice Baring. Portions of this work were published in a rare privately printed pamphlet of 1879 with the title, Specimens of a Translation of Theocritus; the first edition under this title appeared in 1880. See Roger Lancelyn Green, Andrew Lang: A Critical Biography, p. 241 and NCBEL III, 1441.
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