The Pastorals of Virgil : with a course of English reading adapted for schools : in which all the proper facilities are given, enabling youtm [sic] to acquire the Latin language, in the shortest period of time
- [edited by] Robert John Thornton.
- Uniform Title
- Bucolica. English & Latin
- Third edition.
- London : Published by F.C. & J. Rivingtons ..., 1821.
- [London] : Stereotyped and printed by J. McGowan, Great Windmill Street
- Physical description
- 2 volumes : maps, illustrations, plates ; 18 cm
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- Virgil, author.
- Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837, editor.
- Blake, William, 1757-1827 ill.
- F., C. and J. Rivington (Firm), publisher.
- Thurston, John, 1774-1822, ill.
- Craig, W. M. (William Marshall), approximately 1765-approximately 1834, ill.
- Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, ill.
- Varley, John, 1778-1842, ill.
- Nesbit, Charlton, 1775-1838, engraver.
- Clennell, Luke, 1781-1840, engraver.
- Branston, Allen Robert, 1778-1827, engraver.
- Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828, engraver.
- Thompson, John, 1785-1866, engraver.
- Hughes, William, 1793-1825, engraver.
- Byfield, Mary, 1794 or 1795-1871, engraver.
- M'Gowan, John, active 1819-1839, printer.
- D. Cock and Co., printer.
- Publication date
- Title Variation
- Thornton's Virgil
- Includes English translations from the Greek pastoral poets, imitated by Virgil, and also modern translations of the several Eclogues.
- Illustrated with wood engravings by Blake, Nesbit, Clennell, Branston, Bewick, [John?] Thompson, W. Hughes, M. Byfield, and others, after designs by Blake, Thurston, Craig, Cruikshank, Varley, and others.
- This edition was the first to include illustrations by William Blake. Seventeen of the wood engravings, illustrating Ambrose Philips' Imitation of Eclogue I (volume 1), were designed and executed by Blake as follows: Facing page 13, 14 (4 designs), 15 (4 designs), 16 (4 designs), 18 (4 designs). Three others in this series were engraved after Blake by another hand (facing page 17). The wood engraving facing page 21 was engraved by Byfield after a design by Blake based on that of Poussin. Six intaglio plates are signed "Blake, del. et sculp.": volume 1, 4 plates following page 4; volume 2, facing page 229, 360.
- "Stereotyped and printed by D. Cock and Co. 75, Dean Street, Soho, London."--Colophon, volume 2.
- Includes: Pope, Alexander. A discourse on pastoral poetry, by Alexander Pope, volume 1, page 1-4, 4th group.
- Essick. A troubled paradise
- Bentley. Blake books, 504.
- Bindman. William Blake, 602-618.
- Easson and Essick. William Blake, I, X.
- Special Collections & University Archives copy 1: Both volumes held together in clamshell box. Binding: Half brown morocco with marbled boards, edges, and endpapers; raised bands with gilt title and ornaments on spine. Provenance: Pricing details on title page of volume 1 are pasted over with printed slip reading: "At the French and English Juvenile Library, no. 195, (St. Clement's), Strand." Price on title page of volume 2 scratched off.
- Related Work
- Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 Discourse on pastoral poetry.
- England -- London, -- publication place.
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