JUVENAL. The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Translated in English Verse. By Mr. Dryden, and Several other Eminent Hands. Together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus… Jacob Tonson, 1693.
4to. Later full brown speckled calf, spine with gilt rules and gilt green morocco lettering piece; pp. xxxix + [iii] + 315 + [v] + 87; a little scuffing to spine, hinges tender, manuscript note in ink to ffep, internally very clean, very good.
A handsome copy of Dryden's celebrated translations of Juvenal's 1st, 3rd, 6th, 10th and 16th Satires, with the rest translated by Nahum Tate, William Congreve and others. Dryden also contributes an important essay on satire in the form of a letter to the Earl of Dorset. His classical translations, which are faithful more to the spirit than to the letter of the original, were considered by his contemporaries to be his finest work and are still critically appreciated for their depth, wit and skill.