Title:Horace's Friends and the Art of Writing for Their Pleasure
Author:Dana, Charles Loomis and Dana, John Cotton (editors)
Publisher:The Elm Tree Press, Woodstock, Vermont, 1916
Dust Jacket:No Jacket
The Elm Tree Press, 1916, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First, Signed by the Editor
First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Paper over boards, paper spine label, signed and inscribed in ink by Charles L. Dana and dated "Oct-10/21"; 19 pp., Latin orignal faces page of English translation. Dana's bookplate on front free end paper along with his signature. Spine yellowed, spine ends bumped, a little wear at corners and along edges, spine label worn, paper on covers rubbed/worn, ink fron Dana's signature offset onto inside of cover and bleeds through to other side of page. This book is from the library of Dr. Charles W. Pilgrim, former New York State Commissioner of Mental Health in the early 1900's, and the person for whom the Pilgrim State Hospital (a psychiatric hospital, the largest hospital of any type in the world) was named. Charles Dana inscribed this copy to Charles Pilgrim. "There is no short piece of ancient poetic literature so full as this of names of persons of influence, position or literary fame in their day; or one which mentions so many of the earlier and standard classic writers of Rome. The Satire is intensely personal and intimate and it sounds as if read before some literary society of the time, as it probably was." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 15 oz. Category: Classics (Latin & Greek); Books; Signed by the Editor. Picture 2: Front free end paper with Charles Dan's bookplate and inscription to Charles W. Pilgrim.. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001796.