Title: Orations of Demosthenes.
Publisher: Jones and Company. Kingsland Road.
Publication Date: 1828
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
2 volumes. 8 pages of publisher's adverts at front, 402;350 printed pages. Engraved frontispieces portraits of Demosthenes and Philip of Macedon, with tissue guards, and engraved additional title pages in each volume. Original terracotta endpapers. All edges gilt. 58 x 95mm. Original green watered silk bindings (worn on spines), original printed black labels. Includes Aeschines' "Against Ctesiphon" and Dinarchus' "Against Demosthenes." Demosthenes was a Greek statesman & orator in ancient Athens. His orations constitute a significant expression of contemporary Athenian intellectual prowess and provide insight into the politics and culture of ancient Greece during the 4th century BC. Thomas Leland (1722 1785) was an Irish Anglican priest, a historian, translator and academic and the author of the early gothic novel Longsword, Earl of Salisbury: An Historical Romance, published in 1762. Spielmann, 267. Welsh, 2265. WorldCat locates six copies of this edition worldwide. Original worn condition, uncommon, silk bound Diamond Classics, originally sold for 7 shillings and sixpence. Seller Inventory # 5292