Poems on Several Occasions. Elijah Fenton.

Poems on Several Occasions.

1717. London: For Bernard Lintot, 1717.

8vo, 224; [8 advertisements]pp. Engraved frontispiece. Full brown leather binding with gilt decorations and title within five raised bands along spine. Boards decoratively embossed. Cracking along hinges and some light scuffing to boards. A very good copy.

§ First edition. "Errata" on verso of 3d preliminary leaf. "The eleventh book of Homer's Odyssey. Translated from the Greek. In Milton's style": p. [85]-127. Elijah Fenton 1683-1730, English poet. A graduate of Cambridge, he was a schoolmaster for a time and later was a tutor in several noble families. Besides writing a volume of Poems and a tragedy, Marianne, he edited the works of Milton and Waller. He is best known as the assistant of his neighbor, Alexander Pope, in his translation of the Odyssey (Columbia Encyclopedia). Foxon, p. 271; NCBEL II: p. 548. Item #6354

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