Item 159 - William Mills: "The Georgics of Virgil, translated into English blank verse"

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Add. MS b/159


William Mills: "The Georgics of Virgil, translated into English blank verse"


  • 1772-1780 (Creation)

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1 vol.

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Written on front endpaper: " I. Lee, Doctors Commons. No. 1152 of Mr Thorpe's Catalogue of Manuscripts, 1832", accompanied by a bookplate with the Lee family crest.

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Source of acquisition unknown. Two other volumes from Lee's library were the bequest of William Aldis Wright, 1914.

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Draft of a translation with revisions and with manuscript copies of newspaper reviews on its publication in 1780, including one signed 'Classicus' with a later hand at top identifying it as the handwriting of Mr Mills "& most probably written by himself".

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One of 19 bound MSS formerly owned by John Lee: Add.MS.a.630, Add.MS.b.158-166, Add.MS.c.173-181.

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