1844 Larcher’s Notes on Herodotus, 2 vol set, fine binding


Larcher, P. H.; Cooley, William Densborough. Larcher’s Notes on Herodotus. Historical and Critical Comments on the History of Hedodotus, with a chronological table. New Edition, with corrections and additions, by William Desborough Cooley. London: Whittaker & Co.; et al, 1844. 

Fine half calf with raised bands in six panels, red & black leather spine titles, marbled boards, all page edges red. 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, light scuffing to boards, all hinges and joints fine. vii. (1) 490; 462 clean pp., top corner of tp & next leaf chipped with loss on vol. ii. Near fine.   [ABE2075] $250.00

Pierre Henri Larcher (1726-1812), French classical scholar and archaeologist, professor of Greek literature in the Imperial University. 

“Larcher’s best work was his translation of Herodotus, on the preparation of which he had spent fifteen years. The translation itself, though correct, is dull, but the commentary (translated into English, London, 1829, new ed. 1844, by W. D. Cooley) dealing with the historical, geographical and chronological questions, and enriched by a wealth of illustration from ancient and modern authors, is not without value.” – 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.

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