Stated Eighth Edition. Very Good. Item #5445
London: Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, St. Paul's Church-Yard; and T. Evans, Pater-noster-Row, 1780. Eighth Edition. Octavo; xvi + 312pp. Original leather binding with near-contemporary superimposed leather reinforcement on spine. Remnants of original blind-stamped border. Leather solid but heavily chafed and rubbed from much use, reinforced for schoolboys for whom this edition was originally intended; two of their(?) signatures on front endpapers. Joints solid but front hinge cracked. First two pages separating along gutter from top, but still holding at bottom third. Heavy foxing throughout.
Two-column side-by-side Latin-English parallel texts for Latin instruction. Interesting preface by translator-instructor John Clarke with classroom guidance and general pedagogical principles. The Historiae Phillippicae ("Philippic" from Philip of Macedonia), an abridgment by Justinus of an earlier Augustan work, came to be used as a standard Latin text for school purposes.