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A catalogue of a capital and extensive collection of valuable, pictures, by much esteemed masters, amonst which are undoubted pictures By Claude Lorrain, Paul Potter, Honderkoeter, Teniers, Guido, P. Panini, Wouvermans, Schoebarts, Zuccarelli, Hogarth, Fuseli, Morland, Barrett, Cipriani, Mortimer, Stubbs, Smtih of Chichester. Ibeston, La Porte, &c. Also, a valuable and extensive collection of prints, drawings, and books of prints, by, or after the most celebrated masters, ancient and modern, the whole being the real and genuine collection of the Late Mr. Edward Rogers, of Liverpool, which will be sold by auction, in the Linen Hall, Marble-Street, Williamson-Square, by T. Vernon, on Monday the 24th of July, 1797, and four following days, at Ten o'clock each day. The whole may be viewed three days preceding the sale, and catalogues had on the premises, at one Shilling each, (which will be returned to purchasers) or of T. Vernon, No. 15, Clayton-Square.
- Vernon, T.
A catalogue of all that valuable and magnificent collection of Italian, French, Flemish, and Dutch pictures, selected with singular taste and admitted judgement, the property of Mr. Bryan, And comprising the Original Works and great Performances of the following Masters: Rubens, Vandyke, Titian, Salvator Rosa, Claude Loraine, Berghem, Guido, Nich. Poussin, W. Vandevelde, Philip Wouvermans, Velasquez, Paul Potter, Schiavone, Rembrandt, Morillio, Adrian Ostade, Isaac Ostade, Both, David Teniers, Pordenone, Hobbima, Palma, Adrian Vandevelde, Gerard Douw, Guercino, Metzu, P. de Cortona, Dietricy, Ruysdael, C. du Jardyn, Sir J. Reynolds, Cuyp, Tintoretto, Denner, Wilson, Ferdinand Bol, &c. Which will be sold by auction By Peter Coxe, Burrell, and Foster, At Mr. Bryan's celebrated gallery in Pall Mall, where they are displayed, On Thursday, May 17, 1798, and Two following Days, at twelve o'clock. To be publickly Viewed Three Days preceding the Sale; when Catalogues may be had of Messrs. Peter Coxe, Burrell, and Foster, 5, Throgmorton Street, Royal Exchange; and at Mr. Bryan's Gallery, Pall Mall; Price Two Shillings and Sixpence, to be returned to Purchasers. And it is respectfully mentioned, that in Order to prevent Inconvenience from an over-crouded Room, no Person can possibly be admitted on the Days of Sale, without being in Possession of One of the Catalogues.
- Peter Coxe, Burrell, and Foster (London, England)
Elegant and copious history of France. Intended to be completed in one hundred weekly numbers. Making four handsome quarto volumes, superbly embellished; in order to form a necessary counterpart to the various histories of England, and without which, indeed, the latter must be considered as incomplete. The historical designs by that admired Artist Singleton---the heads of the Kings, and other eminent persons of France, from valuable pictures, obtained, with much difficulty, from the cabinets of the Virtuosi, in Engalnd, Italy, and France---to be executed, in the best manner, by Jones, engraver extraordinary to His Royal Highness of Prince of Wales.---The necessary maps, also, will be given.--- Saturday, May 28, 1791, was published, price Sixpence, number I. (to be continued weekly, till completed) of The history of France, from the earliest times, to the present important era. From the French of Velly, Villaret, Garnier, Mezeray, Daniel, and other eminent historians; with notes, critical and explanatory; By John Gifford, Esq. Conditions. I. Every number of this work to consist of three sheets of letter-press, elegantly printed in quarto, on a new type cast on purpose. II. Every other number to be ornamented either with an historical print, or a head of some distinguished personage; the likeness from the cabinets of the virtuosi; the designs wholly by Singleton; and the engravings by Jones. III. The work to be printed on a superfine demy paper. IV. The history to consist of one hundred numbers; or, should the progress of the late revolution be marked by new and interesting events, before the period of the conclusion of this work, to be then extended at the option of the author, so as to include every circumstance that may be essential to form a complete history of France. V. That a number be published regularly every week, without any interruption whatever.
- Gifford, John, 1758-1818.
Mr. Austin presents his utmost respects to the ladies and gentlemen of Bath, Bristol, and Cambridge, for their generous Proposals and repeated Invitations; the honourable Testimonies received from his Papils in and near London, has put it out of his Power to comply with any other Request at present. His plan is to attend his scholars in drawing, etching, painting, &c. at half his usual terms, and take off the Tax of Two Guineas Entrance, that Oeconomy and Generosity may unite in the Worst of Time;, as he has no other An bition than to assist to sweeten the Hours in the above delightful Studies. His Subjects for next Year are Etchings of the Grumblers, Groaners, Grinners, the Breaking-up of the Pump-Room at Bath, Quack Doctor, Camp Scene, Election ditto, Beauties of Cambridge, Cotillion, which he will execute in a free and easy Style with a Taylor's Bodkin. His new Method of restoring Old Pictures to their original Beauty, on the above Terms. Sixty-Three with bare Sixteen, Sure such Sighs were never seen; Now a Little Fairy dance it, Five and Forty Inches high; Then a Patagonian prance it, Cutting Capers to the Sky. Next advance Sir Chalkstone Hobble, Footing it with Lady Quick; But the Knight began to squabble, Spurn and mutter, prance and kick. N. B. The Humours of the Camps may be had at One Guinea, 10s. 6d. and 6s. the Set, in Portland-Road, Portland-Place, Door for Carriages in Norton-Street. Mr. A shall be ready to attend his Pupils when the Parliament meets, with his new-invented Hair-Pencils, properly prepaired, made of Fox Tails, called the Brush of Life.
- Austin, William, 1721-1820.
Panorama. The public are most respectfully informed, that the subject at present of the Panorama, is a view, at one glance, of the cities of London and Westminster; comprehending the three bridges represented in one painting, containing 1479 square feet, which appears as large, and in every respect the same as reality. The observers of this picture being, by painting only, so deceived, as to suppose themselves on the Albion Mill, from whence the view was taken. The Panorama is opened for inspection at ten o'clock, every morning. No. 28, Castle Street, Leicester Square. Admittance One Shilling.
- Panorama (Leicester Square, London, England)
A catalogue of all the elegant houshold furniture, pictures, and drawings, a neat library, China, rich Silver brocaded Silks, Diamond Rings, Gold Watch, &c. of Henry Woodward Esq. deceased, Brought from his late House in Chapel-Street, Grosvenor-Place, consisting of Beautiful Cotton & other Furniture in Bedsleads and Window Curtains, Cabriole Chairs, capital Pictures and Drawings, by Rubens, Rembrandt, and other admired Masters, a well chosen Library containing about 400 Volumes, &c. Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Pollard, at Mr. Hathwell's great auction room, in St. Alban's Street, on Monday, the 30th of June, 1777, and the Three following Days. To be viewed on Friday and Saturday next, and till the Sale, which will begin each Day at 12 O'Clock. Cacalogues may then be had on the Premises, and of Mr. Pollard, Woodstock-Street, near New Bond-Street.
- Pollard, Mr.
The child's new play-thing: being a spelling-book intended to make the learning to read, a diversion instead of a task Consisting of Scripture-Histories, Fables, Stories, Moral and Religious Precepts, Proverbs, Songs, Riddles, Dialogues, &c. The Whole adapted to the Capacities of Children, and Divided into Lessons of one, two, three, and four Syllables; with entertaining Pictures to each Story and Fable, And a new-invented Alphabet for Children to paly with, and a Preface shewing the Use of it.
A catalogue of a valuable and capital collection of pictures, scarce antique coins, medals, bronzes, basso and also relievo's, a matchless and superb vase, and two urns of the ancient Roman ware, Being formerly the collection of pope paul iv. left by will to prince carafa, of naples, and consigned from thence. Amongst the above pictures are a Holey Family, by Raphael, and three history pieces, by C. Calabrese. To which, by permission, are added, a small collection of Italian, French, and Flemish pictures, the property of a gentleman, (Going Abroad.) The whole of which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, at his great room, in Pall-Mall, on Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15, 1770. To be viewed on Wednesday and Thursday, the 12th and 13th instant, and to the time of sale, which will begin at twelve o'clock. Catalogues may be had at Mr. Christie's as above.
- Christie, Mr. 1730-1803.
Bibliotheca selectissima; or, a catalogue of scarce and valuable books Greek, Latin, Italian and French of the best editions, many bound in Red Turkey-Leather, Gilt Leaves; with some of the choicest Authors in Spanish, amongst which are a great many curious Volumes relating to painting, sculpture, and architecture. The Justinian Gallery compleat, Blaeu's Atlas in Eleven Volumes, and several fine manuscripts upon Vellum, with very neat figures in Mignature, collected beyond sea, chiefly out of Bulteau's library at Paris, and Vander Marck's at the Hague, by Mr. Grame. N. B. There is a Capital Picture of Nicola Poussin, and two Excellent Heads, with three Porto Folio's of Original Italian Drawings, which will be sold immediately after the Books. The sale will begin on Wednesday the 8th of July, 1713, in the little Piazza, Covent-Garden, at the Green Door, beginning at six a Clock in the Evening precisely. Catalogues may be had of Mr. King in Westminster-Hall, Mr. Varenne at Seneca's-Head near Somerset-House in the Strand, Mr. Wotton at the Three Daggers near the Temple-Gate, Mr. Bateman in Pater-Noster-Row, Mr. Strahan at the Golden Ball over against the Royal-Exchange, and at the Place of Sale. N. B. The Books may be seen three Days before the Sale.
A catalogue of the valuable and much esteemed museum of the late Rev. Dr. Friend, Dean of Canterbury; comprehending An Assortment of high finished Drawings, coloured from Nature, of Plants, Flowers and Insects, by Alexander Marshall; curious Carvings in Ivory, Gold Silver and Copper, Medals and Coins, sundry Portraits of eminent Personages, Impressions, Shells, Fossils, &c. To which, by permission, are added, The valuable effects of a gentleman, dec. Brought from his late Dwelling House at Weybridge, Surry; consisting of A small well-chosen Collection of Pictures, amongst which Are six sea pieces, by Serres; a large Picture of the Cornaro Family, after Titian; Three Curious Pictures on Marble; some remarkable large Brilliants of the First Water; an Elegant Boquet, composed of Pearls, Brilliants, Rubies and Emeralds; antique Intaglio and Cameo Rings, Plate, and other valuable and curious Articles: Also, A Pair of magnificent Pier Glasses of uncommon Magnitude, in burnished Gold Frames, each Plate 9 Feet 8 Inches high by 5 Feet 4 wide: Which will be sold by Auction, By Mess. Christie and J. Ansell, At their Great Room next Cumberland House, Pall Mall, On Friday, April 25, 1777, and following Day. To be viewed on Wednesday and Thursday preceding the Sale, which will begin each Day at Twelve O'Clock. Catalogues may be then had as above.
- Christie and Ansell (London, England)
A catalogue of the genuine and entire collection of pictures of Josiah Burchett, Esquire, late secretary to the admiralty, deceas'd; Consisting of variety of histories, heads, landscapes, &c. By the most celebrated Italian and Flemish masters. Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Cock, at his house in the Great-Piazza, Covent-Garden. (On Monday the 6th of April 1747, and the three following days.) The said collection may be view'd at the place of sale, on Thursday the 2d of April, and every day after (Sunday excepted) till the time of sale, which will begin each day at half an hour after eleven. Catalogues of which will be deliver'd gratis, at Mr. Cock's in the Great-Piazza, Covent-Garden. Conditions of sale as usual.
- Cock, Mr. active 1720-1749.
A catalogue of the large and capital collection of pictures, By the most admired Italian, French, Flemish and Dutch masters; also Prints and Drawings, framed and glazed, of James West, Esq; Of King Street, Covent Garden, deceased; Late President of the Royal Society; Which (by Order of the Administratrix,) Will be sold by auction, By Mess. Langford's, At their House in the Great Piazza, Covent Garden, On Wednesday the 31st of this Instant March 1773, and the Three following Days. To be viewed on Monday the 29th, and till the Time of Sale, which will begin each Day punctually at Twelve O'Clock. Catalogues may be then had gratis at Mess. Langford's aforesaid. Conditions of sale as usual.
- Mr. Langford and Son.
A catalogue of the valuable collection of pictures of the celebrated Mr. Piterus Andreas Risbrack, painter deceased; consisting of several pictures of his own work, besides others of the following great masters; as, Rembrandt Mola Poussin Francisque Lafosse Bergham Baptiste Bankhuysen Old White Guido Vandeest Polembourgh Gilleman Correggio Loten with several others of the School of Rembrandt and Rubens, &c. Also some bronzes, busts, silver and copper medals, topaz and onyx rings; several plaisters, after antique, and other curiosities. Which will be sold by auction, by William Darres, at the Rose Tavern, the corner of Bridges-Street, Covent-Garden, next the Play-House, on Thursday next, the 21st and Friday 22d of May, 1752. The said collection may be viewed on Monday the 18th, and every day till the time of [sale] which will begin each day at televen o'clock in the forenoon. [Catalogues] may be had at Mr. Whitridge's, bookseller, near the Royal-Exchange; ... in Coventry-Street; and at the place of sale. ... Wednesday, and the three following evenings at five ... o'clock. ... conditions of sale as usual.
- Darres, William.
A catalogue of the genuine collection of curious subjects of natural history: Consisting of Great variety of scarce and beautiful shells, corals, minerals, petrifactions, stuffed birds, insects, &c. Together with antique gems, statues, busts, lamps, fibolas, etruscan and roman earthern-ware, and other remains of antiquity. As also various pieces of antient statined glass, pictures, (among which is a capital miniature portrait of General George Monk, Duke of Albermarle, by Cooper,) Prints, and drawings, framed and glased, &c. of Edward Jacob, Esq., F.A.S. of feversham, author of antiquities of feversham, plantæ fevershamienes, sheepy fossils, &c. and of the the Rev. Mr. Lightfoot, chaplain to the late Dutchess Dowager of Portland, both deceased: which by order of their executors, will be sold by auction, by Mr. Gerard, at his House, in Litchfield-Street, St. Anne's, Soho, on Monday, June 8; 1789, and the three following days, at half after eleven o'clock precisely. To be viewed on Friday, the 5th, and Saturday, the 6th, from ten o'clock till three. Catalogues to be had of Mr. Gerard aforesaid.
- Gerard, Mr. -1794.
A catalogue of a most valuable and curious collection of Greek and Roman gold and silver medals, lately purchased abroad by Dr. Giraldi. Among many others equally rare, are the twelve cs̆ars in gold and silver, in the highest preservation. With variety of scarce medals, many of which are not to be met with in the most curious cabinets; and is presumed to be the choicest collection which has been exhibited to public sale this Kingdom, since that of the celebrated Dr. Mead. Also three very numerous series of samples of antique marbles finely polished; with a copious, accurate, and explanatory MS. Catalogue; a very fine cameo; and some onyxes set in rings: Which will be sold by auction by W. Bristow, the corner of Little Suffolk-Street, in Great Suffolk-Street, Charing-Cross, on Monday May the 18th, 1767, and the four following days, beginning precisely at twelve. The whole may be viewed on Thursday May the 14th; and (Sunday excepted) to the time of sale; when catalogues may be then had at the place of sale, and of W. Bristow, Rolls buildings, Fetter-Lane: who sells by commission, on the most reasonable terms, estates, stocks in trade, furniture, medals, books, pictures, prints, &c. or procures immediate purchasers for them.
- Bristow, Whiston, active 1760-1770.
A catalogue of the noble collection of pictures, miniatures, bronzes, gems, magnificent embossed plate, ornaments in gold and silver, Coins and Medals, China, Japan, &c. Of the Right Honourable Lady Elizabeth Germain, Lately Deceas'd; Being the Collection of the old Earls of Peterborough; and also, Part of the Arundelian Collection. Which (by Order of the Executors) Will be sold by Auction, By Mr. Langford and Son, At their House in the Great Piazza, Covent Garden, On Wednesday the 7th of this Instant March 1770, and the Three following Days. The whole may be viewed on Monday the 5th, and till the Time of Sale, which will begin each Day punctually at Twelve O'Clock. Catalogues of which may then be had at Mr. Langford's aforesaid, at Sixpence each. Note. In the Second Day's Sale will be sold, her Ladyship's rich Set of Gold and Silver Dressing Plate, her Brilliant Ear Rings, Necklace, Girdle Buckle, Stay Buckles, and other Jewels; her large and fine Oriental Pearl Necklace, and several other rich and valuable Effects. Conditions of sale as usual.
- Mr. Langford and Son.
A catalogue of the collection of pictures of Robert Knight, Esq; (deceas'd,) which will be sold by auction by Mr. Cock, at his house in the Great-Piazza, Covent-Garden, (On Thursday the 7th of this instant February, 1744-5.) The collection may be view'd at the place of sale, on Tuesday the 5th, and every day after till the hour of sale, which will begin at half an hour after eleven. 1 A landskip, the stile of Claude Lorrain 2 A sea port - La mere poussin 3 A holy family - - Titian 4 Our saviour in the garden - Frank. 5 A Turkish palace 6 Its companion 7 A Venus dressing ... 40 A landskip, with architecture La mere Poussin 41 Our Saviour feeding the multitude Blomert 42 A sea port, by moon-light Rosa of Tivoli 43 Our Saviour with Mary Magdalen in the garden 44 Cupid shaving his bow, cooregio 45 Mercury, Venus & cupid, Corregio 46 Jupiter and I,̳ Corregio these four by the regent's copier 47 Bacchus and Riadne - - Romanelli 48 Cardinal fleury, three quartes - Rigand 49 A holy family, with angels - Domenichino 50 A pestilence -- N. Poussin catalogues will be deliver'd gratis, on Saturday the 2d, at the place of sale.
- Cock, Mr. active 1720-1749.
Advertisement. The Proprietors of Shakspeare Illustrated by Portraits, &c. beg leave to remind the Patrons of this novel and difficult undertaking, that in order to keep their promise of completing the Work in Thirty Numbers, they have, for several months past, been encreasing the number of plates, on each delivery, till they have given in some of the latter numbers almost three times the quantity originally proposed. Notwithstanding which, there are some materials yet remaining in their possession, and others promised to them, sufficient to make perhaps two numbers more; but as they do not hold themselves justified in such a further extension of their scheme as might protract the close of their undertaking, they do not think it proper to solicit a continuance of the Subscription, by which it has been so highly honoured. - As soon, however, as the Plates for these two additional numbers can be engraved, they may be had by such of the Subscribers as choose to purchase them, at the original Subscription price. They cannot take leave of their Subscribers, without at the same time returning their sincere thanks to those Noblemen and Gentlemen, who, in the most liberal manner, have assisted them with the use of several original Pictures and Drawings, which has greatly contributed to the ornament and value of their work.
- E. & S. Harding (Booksellers : London, England)
Sadler's Wells. This and the following evenings, Great Variety of Entertainments, particularly An Entirely New comic dance, called The bee hive. By Mr. Dubois, Mons. Boi-Maison, and Miss Blanchet. A Favourite Historical Representation, in Two Parts, in which is given a living picture of the guardian frigate, (commanded by Lieutenant Riou, in her Voyage to the South Seas,) as she appeared when embayed amongst the stupendous floating Islands of ice. With songs, duets, trios, &c. incident to the Piece. Equilibres on the slack wire; Also with two drums, and the peacock's feather, by Signor Bologna. And the Curious Performance with a pyramid of glasses; together with the Surprising Exhibition of the Italian Serpent, by Signor Joseph Doctor. Tight-Rope dancing, By Signor Pietro Bologna, Master Bologna, and La Belle Espagnole. In the Course of the Evening will be given the last admired Performance, in Two Parts, called The Champ de Mars; Or, Loyal Foederation. Descriptive of the Grand National Fete held at Paris on the 14th of July 1790, and progressively displaying the different Operations of the Parisians on that Day; particularly in their parading parties to the Champ de Mars, and the Ceremony of the Civic Oath; together with the Manoeuvres of the military children. The whole interspersed with a Variety of favourite French Chansons, Airs, Marches, and other Music made Use of on that Occasion. The Performances of the Evening to conclude with the new entertainment, called Neptune's Levee Or, Harlequin in Spain. Representing, in a Variety of Incidents, Serious and Comic, The Adventures of Count Beaumont. And including a Grand and Interesting spectacle, (displayed in a New Mode of Scenic Effect) to represent a Magnificent Palace in the Sea; In which is shewn, accompanied by a Variety of marine devices, and emblematical banners, a grand naval procession Of British admirals, naval commanders, and eminent seamen, Whose Lives have been nobly devoted to the Service of their Country since the memorable Defeat of the Spanish Armada, in 1588. With New Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations. The Paintings by Mr. Greenwood. The Music by Mr. Taylor. Boxes, Three Shillings and Sixpence; Pit, Two Shillings; Gallery, One Shilling. Places for the Boxes to be taken at the Wells from Ten till Two. The Doors to be opened at half past five O'Clock, and begin at half past six, precisely. Servants to keep places till half past seven.
- Sadler's Wells Theatre (London, England)
A catalogue of books, which will be sold by auction (without reserve) by Edward Jeffery, at his room, No. 10, Pall-Mall, on Monday, the 11th of May, and the seventeen following days (Sundays excepted,) containing Bibilotheca Russelliana; Or, the valuable library of the late Dr. Russell, author of the histories of ancient and modern Europe: the libraries of two other gentleman: a great number of valuable prints, pictures, drawings; fifty lots of valuable copper-plates, &c. &c. Among the books are, with many others equally valuable, Mr. Granger's biographical history, every leaf inlaid in royal folio paper, 12 vols. Russia, illustrated with innumerable portraits ... Gentleman's magazine, 80 vols. in russia, gilt leaves-parliamentary debates to the present time, 118 vols-Clarke's Cæsar and Homer, 4 vols. large paper, fine copy-Fabricius's bibliotheca Græca-Tyrwhitt's Chaucer-Cameron's Baths of the Romans-Hearne's ectypta varia-Montfaucon's antiquities, 15 tomes, best edition-Ashmole's Berkshire, 3 vols.-Har... miscellany, 8 vols.-Edmondson's peerage, 6 vols-Polyglot Bible-Catesby's Carolina, 2 vols. coloured morocco, original edition-dart's Westminister, 2 vols. coloured Morocco, original edition-Dart's Westminster, 2 vols. large paper-The philosophical transactions, complete, to 1794 inclusive-a great many old black letter scarce chronicles-poetry-plays, &c. &c. Catalogues, price 1s. may be had at the Rainbow Coffee-house. Cornhill; Mr. Debrett's, Piccadilly; Messrs. Hookham & Carpenter New Bond-street; Mr. Cuthell, Holborn; and at the place of sale. N.B. The first three days of this sale to be viewed on Saturday the 9th; and from the extensive room the articles take up, to prevent confusion, only three days succeeding each day's sale will be on view.
- Jeffery, Edward.
The works of Homer, the celebrated Grecian poet: including new and complete editions of the Iliad, and the Odyssey; Those very celebrated and universally-admited Epic or Heroic Poems. The Iliad-in twenty four Books-Being composed on the Subject of the memorable Siege of Troy-Interspersed with the most beautiful Allegories, and containing a most sublime Description of the Battles between the Greeks and Trojans, during a Ten Years Siege, in which the Great and Valiant Achilles, the principal Hero of the War, after his Reconciliation with Agamemnon, slew Hector with his own Hand, and afterwards dragged the Corpse at his Chariot. Wheels round the Walls of Troy. Comprizing a great Variety of valuable and useful Maxims on Military Discipline, Stratagem, Exploits in Civil Affairs, Politics, Virtue, Resolution, Prudence, Oeconomy, and, in short, respecting all the various Offices and Duties of Human Life; and affording the most important, agreeable, and entertaining Instruction, conveyed in the most lively Manner, to Mankind in general. The Odyssey-Composed also in Twenty-Four Books-And containing, among a Variety of other useful and entertaining Particulars, a most magnificent and delightful Description of the Voyages and Adventures of the wise and venerable Ulysses, King of Ithaca, in Greece, and one of the Princes who conducted the Siege of Troy, during his Absence for Twenty Years from his Queen Penelope. Exhibiting not only a just Picture of the Ancient Grecians, but a beautiful System of Morality, Wisdom, Fortitude, Perseverance, Moderation and Temperance, instructive to all Degrees of Men, and filled with striking Images, Similies, Examples, and Precepts of Civil and Domestic Life. Including also that other excellent Piece of Homer, entitled The battle of the frogs and mice -in Three Books-A very beautiful, ingenious, satyrical, and interesting Production, replete with Wit, Humour, and Entertainment, allegorically describing the Valour and Intrepidity of those sagacious Animals. Carefully translated from the original Greek. In the Execution of this New and Improved Edition, all former Editors and Commentators on Homer will be carefully consulted and attended to, viz. Eustathius, Dacies, Ogilby, Chapman, Dryden, Parnel, Warburton, &c. particularly that hitherto most esteemed Translation by Alex. Pope, Esq. Illustrated with large and valuable notes, Critical, Historical, Philosophical, Allegorical, Poetical, Scholastic, Political, Moral, Entertaining, Philological, and Explanatory. Comprehending the most salutary Reflections and useful Remarks, with many important References to Ancient Mythology, Geography, and Universal History, &c. &c. - To which will be carefully added, The Arguments at large to every Book or Chapter, and the most Authentic Memoirs of the Life of Homer; as also A New Essay on Homer's Battdes, &c. and a Complete Geographical Table of the Towns, &c. in Homer's Catalogue of Greece. Being the most perfect and beautiful Edition of Homer ever published, and calculated to accommodate and please every Class of Readers. The whole embellished with A most Superb Set of Grand Quarto copper-plates, Designed and engraved by the most Capital Artists: so that these Elegant Engravings will alone be worth more than the Purchase-Money of the whole Work. The whole revised, corrected, and improved by William Henry Melmoth, Esq. Editor of the New and Beautiful Quarto Edition of Telemachus,-The New Abridgment of the Roman History, &c. &c.