London: Oxford University Press, 1959. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Octavo, original red cloth titled in gilt on spine panel. Frontispiece. 203 pp. Rear endpaper and the last 5 leaves have a slight waviness to them, otherwise a fine copy in a very good to near fine dust jacket which has a 2-inch closed tear on the front panel (actually, not very visible) and slight browning to the spine panel. A very nice copy, overall. Loosely laid in are a contemporary review, a few pages of typewritten notes and the original receipt for purchase from Stechert-Hafner in New York City, dated April 12, 1960 ($4.28 including postage & insurance). Note: This came to us in a collection of works by Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, the Eighteenth Lord Dunsany, who has contributed a translation. Very Good in Dust Jacket. Item #311574
¶ A selection from Storr's polyglot assemblage of versions of Horace's Ode to Pyrrha. This selection of nearly 200 (about half of them in English) out of 421 in 26 languages was made by Sir Charles Tennyson. The volume is appropriately dedicated to the Horatian Society, of which Sir Ronald was a pillar, for it is a fine bouquet of English amateur connoisseurship, and the sprightly Introduction is based on a speech made at the Society's annual dinner in 1953.