HISTORY OF THE HEATHEN GODS, AND HEROES OF ANTIQUITY. To which is added an Original Translation of the Battle of the Gods and Giants. William SHELDON.
HISTORY OF THE HEATHEN GODS, AND HEROES OF ANTIQUITY. To which is added an Original Translation of the Battle of the Gods and Giants...

HISTORY OF THE HEATHEN GODS, AND HEROES OF ANTIQUITY. To which is added an Original Translation of the Battle of the Gods and Giants...

Worcester, [MA]: Isaiah Thomas, Jun., Isaac Sturtevant, Printer, [1809]. First edition, ornamented with a number of elegant cuts. 14.5cm. xxiv, [25]-216 pp., including an appendix and an index. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Boards worn, some gatherings pulled, one plate has lower corner missing outside the image. Hamilton 205: "Contains 29 woodcuts, of which 8 are signed by Akin...and 4 by Thomas Wightman." Illustration no. 35 in Hamilton is by Akin. "...we find engravings signed by James Akin and Thomas Wightman, both better known for their work on copper, illustrating that delectable work History of the Heathen Gods..." --Hamilton, p. xxxiv-v. "Battle of the gods and titans. From the Theogony of Hesiod": p. 179-183. Appendix: Explanation of the constellations, planets, times and seasons. Represented on the Farnese globe. Item #66374

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