The Triumphs of Petrarch: Translated into English Verse, with an Introduction and Notes. Henry Boyd Petrarch, Francesco.
The Triumphs of Petrarch: Translated into English Verse, with an Introduction and Notes

The Triumphs of Petrarch: Translated into English Verse, with an Introduction and Notes.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807.

First edition. lxviii, 216, [2] pp. 12mo. Contemporary green morocco, covers gilt with single rule border, flat spine divided into six compartments, lettered in one, the rest richly gilt, edges marbled. Slight wear to tips. Early ownership signature (K.M.M.) to flyleaf, bookplate of Clara H. Gould. Item #307338

First edition of Henry Boyd's translation of Petrarch's Trionfi, here titled The Triumphs of Petrarch. Boyd (1748/9–1832) was born into a farming family in Dromore, Co. Antrim and later educated at Trinity College, Dublin. His translation of the entire Divine Comedy, the first complete rendering into English, was published in 1802 and was instrumental in the rediscovery of Dante in the 19th century.

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